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.

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. ”

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”

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

The absolute state of the UK where the poor and vulnerable are concerned!! Truth is never easy to digest for those eating at the establishment table but truth is what drives the Hope collective. Inconvenient or not! #ChangingTheConversation

Truth is rarely anything but inconvenient @HopeCollective2 #ChangingTheConversation

Flash back to last weekends Hope Hack in Manchester.

It was great to be part of the conversation on mental & physical wellbeing. A fantastic event by @NCS and @HopeCollective2 and what a speech by @Kingcanners 👏 #ChangingTheConversation

Shout out @riofoundation who are hosting the 3rd HOPE HACK for @HopeCollective2 on October 2nd in Belfast. We’re anticipating another candid examination of young people’s thoughts on what a fairer society looks like! #ChangingTheConversation

The absolute state of the UK where the poor and vulnerable are concerned!! Truth is never easy to digest for those eating at the establishment table but truth is what drives the Hope collective. Inconvenient or not! #ChangingTheConversation

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