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£8,125
raised of £8,500 target by 409 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,125 to purchase extra security as well as the lost/damaged items that we previously covered with the £6000 raised. Thank you so much xxx

    South East London
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th February 2017

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    I have decided to set up a fundraising page for my relatives - the Mizen family.

    Known to many people because of their spirit and kindness, their story is also one of sadness.

    Their son Jimmy was taken from them in a way I can't comprehend. He was murdered. This is something his parents Margaret and Barry Mizen have had to deal with ever since.

    Instead of holding on to anger, they used this to start to raise awareness of knife crime and violence, talking to school children, tireless fundraising for the cause and setting up cafes across London when young people could be safe and could use the facilities to their advantage, keeping them off the streets as much as possible.

    The JIMMY MIZEN FOUNDATION is a charity that helps young people and families who are struggling and the Mizen have been commended for their contributions to the community; they were nominated for the Pride of Britain award.

    The family have had many hurdles to overcome and I learnt today that again one of their cafes (the new one in Ladywell Park), has been burgled and many of their items have been taken, even the coffee machine.

    The family have been and still are going through a lot personally and I would like to do what I can to help raise funds for them to be able to buy what they need for future projects after so many knock backs.

    Their spirit is incredible and I think it's time us, the community gave back xxx

    Thank you so much xxxx

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    • sophie davies3 years ago
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      sophie davies

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all so so much for your generosity. This fundraising has come to and end. To think I'd originally hoped for £250! This is fab! The Mizen family I'm sure will be over the moon and will keep everybody updated on the progress of the cafe in their newsletter. Thanks again You have made such a difference Sophie xx

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    • sophie davies3 years ago
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      sophie davies

      3 years ago

      Please please please continue to share this page as we will be at the target of 8k if we can raise just a little more. 5% will be taken by Justgiving once this donation drive ends in a few days. Thank you so much for your support and kind generosity.

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    • sophie davies4 years ago
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      4 years ago

      Please sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with our work here: http://eepurl.com/ctoDCb With love, Margaret Mizen

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    • sophie davies4 years ago
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      4 years ago

      ... Thank you once again for supporting our Jimmy’s charity and the wonderful Sophie Davies for creating this page. From myself and the whole team at For Jimmy, we wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful festive break. With love and warm regards, Margaret Mizen

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    Supporters

    409

    • Karen Walker

      Karen Walker

      Jan 24, 2017

      So sorry to hear about the burglary and other difficulties for the courageous and inspirational Barry and Margaret. Please give them my love. You are all doing great and important work.

      £30.00

    • howard Risby

      howard Risby

      Jan 23, 2017

      £10.00

    • Zoë Gaffen

      Zoë Gaffen

      Jan 20, 2017

      I run past the front of it most Tuesday nights - the Thousand Hands Cafe is a brilliant tribute to Jimmy, and I hope that it will be open to the local community again very soon.Good Luck!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 15, 2017

      Good Luck with Everything.

      £30.00

    • A LEWIS

      A LEWIS

      Jan 13, 2017

      I am making a donation because I support the cafe's work .I would like to help more from users of the Ladywell gym as I go regularly and I suggest you try the pole walkers on Saturday

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 11, 2017

      Good luck with all the amazing work you are doing.

      £20.00

    • Kim Breen

      Kim Breen

      Jan 7, 2017

      I had the pleasure of working with a lovely teenager, Jimmy. Will never forget him and will always admire the strength of Margaret, Barry and the whole family. Xx We could all learn a lot from them.

      £300.00

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    South East London

    Hi, I'm Sophie, a relative of the Mizen Family. We were all distraught with what happened to Jimmy and have always been so in awe of the family and their achievements and their positive and hopeful spirit, even when times are at their toughest, like now. Lets help them xx

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