The Foundation has been set up to remember our son Rob Knox who was murdered on 24th May 2008 aged just 18 years old.
Since Rob’s death, we have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received on both a local and national scale. Due to the generosity that people have shown in donating both their time and money, the foundation has been able to create worthwhile initiatives that will really make a difference to young peoples lives.
Since we created the foundation we have been able to support the following causes…
- Charlton Athletic’s ‘Campaign against Street Violence’ by donating to the funding of education packs and training of coaches and players to support these in schools.
- Purchase of a voting system for schools where pupils can answer questions anonymously and the findings can be used to update police.
- A £1,000 donation to the Witness Service at the Old Bailey to purchase new appliances for the Witness kitchen.
- Funding towards the film ‘Cold Kiss’ – a short firm about knife violence starring Ray Winstone with Rob’s brother Jamie also having a part.
- Funding for the training of New Street Pastors for the local Town Centres including funding a new project called Beach Pastors for the Kent coastal areas.
- Full Bursary for three year course at D & B Theatre School of performing Arts in Bromley.
- Funding of THE I CAN WORKSHOP’ (an intense, hard hitting generic offending behaviour programme) at Heron Unit – Feltham Youth Offenders institute.
- Funding of a Studio Arts project in Thamesview School Gravesend. A play based training session followed by discusssion and interactive feedback covering all aspects of anti social behaviour and streetcrime. Spilt into two sessions being delivered to all Year groups. This is a pilot scheme with consideration of being rolled out.
In 2012 we aim to raise the funds we need in order to…
- Continue with our principle aim of educating young people about the dangers of street violence, the importance of respect and making the right choices.
- Campaign for tougher laws that make our streets safe. We are seeking a minimum six months mandatory custodial sentence for anyone carrying a knife in public.
- Actively support, help and nurture the talent of young people in order for them to advance in the area of film, theatre and television.
- Build a legacy that will preserve the memory of Rob and have a lasting positive impact young people in the United Kingdom.
The foundation offers talks with Sally going into Schools, with Youth offending Teams and Youth Offenders institutes and Colin also delivers to Prisons and various groups as requested.
The talks are based on Robs story and what happened to him with dicussions around what choices young people can make to keep safe and what they can do to to stop this happening in the future.
If you would like more information please contact us