10 year old Damilola Taylor dreamed of being a Doctor. Shortly before his untimely death on 27th November 2000 he wrote of his hope to change the World. The 20th anniversary campaign is dedicated to young people and their aspirational stories of ambition and hope. The kind of young person Damilola was turning into.

Niven Rennie
Violence Reduction Unit Director

“I was delighted to speak at the 18th anniversary memorial lecture and even more delighted to now have Scottish VRU join the “Hope collective” behind this campaign. Hope is a vital ingredient in public health approach so what a wonderful way to honour Damilola’s legacy”

John Sentamu
Archbishop York

“It was a tragedy that shook the World. Damilola lives on in the work and inspiration of the charitable Trust started to honour his memory. I was proud to be asked to preside over the anniversary memorial service at Southwark Cathedral on November 27th when I hope to meet many of the young people highlighted through this campaign”

Rio Ferdinand

“I remember the impact the death of Damilola had on Peckham and on society. Twenty years on I am delighted that my own foundation is working with the Damilola Taylor Trust and the Hope Collective helping to shape this memorial campaign. It is important we change the narrative around young people and offer support and pathways to allow them to shape a positive future and fulfil their potential. ”

Vision

Hope 2020 is a campaign shining light on the positive contributions of young people. Inspired by the philosophy of the public health approach to reducing violence affecting young people. Hope is a vital ingredient especially in our most socially challenged communities. Relationships are key to supporting young people and we are delighted to have such a broad church of contributing partners supporting the campaign.

Ambassadors of hope

Individual stories of everyday young people. Their hopes and aspirations. Advocated by campaign partner orgs

Wall
of hope

Page dedicated to opportunities for young people to engage with

Hope
Collective

All of the organisations who have come together to support this 20th anniversary legacy campaign

Racism is abhorrent. All decent humans recognise it as abhorrent. Racism and hate crime incidents have gone through the roof since 2016 referendum. Fact. Let’s all stand together on April 22nd to honour @sldayfdn Stephen Lawrence Day and say enough is enough #StephenLawrenceDay

📌Never forget #StephenLawrenceDay April 22nd @sldayfdn #StrongerTogether ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾 https://twitter.com/hopecollective2/status/1383255500314202124

Smile at a stranger on the tube. Buy the Big Issue @BigIssue from a street vendor. Tell a young person “your going to do well” “Be positive but never be afraid to ask for help”. Installing hope in others begins with installing hope in your own heart. Be kind 😊 #Hope2021

Smile at a stranger on the tube. Buy the Big Issue @BigIssue from a street vendor. Tell a young person “your going to do well” “Be positive but never be afraid to ask for help”. Installing hope in others begins with installing hope in your own heart. Be kind 😊 #Hope2021

Sometimes young people just need a little bit of love. A show of support. Hope. It’s all about hope @HopeCollective2 #Hope2021

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