What is the charity's mission, and how is it related to St Albans?
Billy's Wish is a charity that was founded in the aftermath of the November 6, 2011 murder of 21-year-old Billy Dove in Hemel Hempstead. The charity's goal was to prevent knife crime through education, and over the last four years it has developed a three-zone PSHE Education program. Zone 1 is about staying safe and covers topics such as bullying, internet safety, safe adults, peer pressure, and others. Zones 2 and 3 are aimed at secondary schools and cover topics such as gangs, knives and the law, the consequences of knife crime, and the legal system.
The education program has won numerous awards and has recently launched a much more comprehensive program with 18 lesson plans (6 per zone), resources, Powerpoint presentations, handouts, and other materials. Schools and police have responded positively, and the charity is working with Hertfordshire Constabulary and other agencies to keep our children safe.