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Youth foundation starts campaign to reduce knife crime

COMING TOGETHER: 'More Than Able' ambassadors

ON THURSDAY 16 November 2017, in an effort to combat the ongoing spate of knife crime amongst youths in London, Music Relief Foundation, held an event called ‘Youths Matter’ at Westminster House.

Music Relief Foundation, focuses on impacting the lives of young people at risk of gang, gun and knife crime. In attendance were special guests Sarah Jones MP, Jeff Boothe Croydon Borough commander, and Yemi Hughes mother to murdered knife crime victim Andre Aderemi.

A large group of individuals and organisations of the North Croydon community, students from various secondary schools and other individuals and organisations looking to join in the discussion to bring about a stop to the rise of knife crime culture.

During a panel discussion at the event, Sarah Jones MP, spoke about the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and her 10 year plan to combat knife crime. Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, spoke about policing within the community and Yemi Hughes told the people about her story and the death of her son Andre. Two young people from the More Than Able ambassadors were part of the panellist giving their comments from the young people points of view.

The evening was a resounding success for Music Relief Foundation, with attendees requesting for more of such events and glowing feedbacks.

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