1 month ago By Bobby Kasanga

New charity launching

The Wickers

The Wickers is a charity whose aims are to combat and tackle gun, knife and gang culture in the inner cities of London. With increased reports of knife crime and gang activity we seek to use preventative measures by implementing options that can deter many young men and women from the dangers that surround them before it's too late.

We do this by offering educational workshops, sporting opportunities, mentoring and access to work routes which would actively engage with those already involved in gangs, those on the brink of gang life and those who might not be aware of the threats out there (as a safeguarding tool).

We will offer training, employment and community projects which promote health and well-being as well as community safety through the football team, Hackney Wick Football Club, community development organisation CMI World and Property developers Aitch Group.

We will work with our partners and network to identify at risk individuals and groups who would benefit from our engagement. Referrals can be made by parents, schools, police, local authorities, probation services and other organisations in a collaborative effort to save lives.

The outcomes and aims of the Wickers are to

- promote the anti gang agenda
- increase the numbers of positive young role models
- create opportunities for young people
- educate and instil good values and morals
- enhance community cohesion
- provide respite and a safe haven

This project is a collaborative effort between Aitch Group and Hackney Wick Football Club who are passionate about their local community and want to make and see a difference.


Please share with your networks as we look to make a big difference in our community and youths.

We are running a free community football tournament on Saturday 8th July. Book a team now before spaces run out.

Please contact if you have referrals or need further information

Updated 10:58 - 11 May 2017 by Bobby Kasanga


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