The Havering Daily is proud to be backing the ‘HAVERING SAYS NO!’ campaign, taking place in the borough on the 12th of October.
The nation wide campaign is being launched to show ‘strength and unity in the face of serious youth violence, murder and manslaughter.’
Peguy Kato from All Champion’s Charity is launching the campaign here in the borough along with the support of the ‘Take A Knife Save A Life’ team.
The event will take place across the country on Saturday 12th of October at 2pm, where everyone will march together and then hold a minute silence to mark the death of all those killed as a result of youth violence.
Peguy told the Havering Daily, ‘We will be gathering outside Romford police station and walking from there to Romford station where we will hold a minute silence in memory of all those who have sadly lost their life to youth violence.’
Peguy is organising this event after her own son Champion was brutally stabbed eleven times and died on the streets of Forest Gate.
‘We will all be coming together to march peacefully across the country, to stand together, united against violence. We ask that as many people as possible come out to march with us so we can speak as one voice against this evil that is blighting our streets.
‘This is for our community, for our children, for their safety. Let’s all join together and stand side by side and show the country that Havering Says NO!’
Lorna Clason from Take A Knife Save A Life told the Havering Daily ‘We applaud this campaign and are totally backing it and will be advertising it on our facebook page as well as attending the event in October.’