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.

Richard Taylor

“Twenty years have passed but the memories are still vivid and the pain is still raw. It gives me great pride though that so many organisations are supporting this campaign to shine a light on the kind of positive young person Dami was turning into himself”

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”


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

of hope

Page dedicated to opportunities for young people to engage with


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

@LDN_VRU @LibPeck @RiaChatter @itvlondon London’s most committed Journalist looking at solutions @RiaChatter it was a shame @SadiqKhan wasn’t at the @HopeCollective2 london Hope Hack. Poverty & inequality won’t be solved without complete system change. An holistic overhaul of our failing state #ChangingTheConversation

One week on from the London leg of @HopeCollective2 HOPE HACK TOUR 2021 and here’s our grass roots lead @2020ChangeUk summary of a fantastically executed launch event https://2020change.org/new-blog/2020-change-x-the-hope-collective-hope-hack-london-24th-july-2021 with @saskilla @iampatrickhutch @ciaranthapar Next stop Belfast! #ChangingTheConversation

@LibPeck @LDN_VRU @HopeCollective2 @ciaranthapar @DrHashi3 @AbdulKarimSPW @Brightcentres @k_wainwright @martinpgriff @DirectorVRU @kimberleyVERU Thanks Lib. Always good to have you make the journey home to @lambeth_council 😊 Great that Lilian Baylis head teacher Gary Phillips now joining @HopeCollective2 advisory board and @Darwin1Bernardo @Jerome_H_Agyei travelling to Belfast for the next leg #ChangingTheConversation

@GaryTrowsdale @LibPeck @LDN_VRU @HopeCollective2 @ciaranthapar @DrHashi3 @AbdulKarimSPW @Brightcentres @k_wainwright @martinpgriff @DirectorVRU @kimberleyVERU @lambeth_council @Darwin1Bernardo @Jerome_H_Agyei @ClaireMant @MistaGoode @MrProspect1 @AlexAtherton100 @DIVERTLondon @MinisterDrill @ESRC_PHYVR Great work @saskilla and @ciaranthapar on the panel as well!! #ChangingTheConversation

What constitutes a smart relationship? Let’s start with mutual consent. Shared goals. Humility is a great ingredient as are humanity and Hope. Hope is key. Like salt and pepper!! 😎 @HopeCollective2 #ChangingTheConversation

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