‘The death of my son was the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with but now we must stand together and support each other.’


Champion Ghanda from Romford was stabbed to death in 2013. He was just 17 years old when his life was brutally taken from him for no reason except being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was the day the world went dark for his mum Peguy who thought she would never see the light again.

Now seven years on from his murder Peguy is heartbroken to see that stabbings are a daily occurrence and that very little has been done to try and stop this horrific epidemic that is blighted the streets across the country.

Since Champion’s death Peguy has spent her time supporting as many other families as she can and being there for them sharing the same indescribable pain that comes from the loss of a child.

Peguy travels across many London borough’s supporting families and giving talks. She has made it her life’s mission now to support as many people as she can to support them through the pain.

Today she talks to the Havering Daily about the challenges families face and how they need to stick together and form a united front against violent crime.

“It’s sad as a mother’s and a family who has lost a loved one that we don’t always support each other with our work. Instead it has become either a competition or other people who are scared and don’t want to get involved.

“We are the ones who know pain and this is where we should be each other’s support system. I understand every parent wants to do something for the memory of the child they’ve lost, but we can also get involved with other parents who have also lost a child through knife crime. This is not a competition or a business, if we don’t support each other as grieving parents who will support us?

“I feel sad to see us like this and I go try and support as many parents as I can. Nobody else is supporting us so it is really important that we stranded united and be there for each other during these nightmare times. The death of a child is the hardest thing to deal with and if we all stand together as a community then we can help deal with these problems.”

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