We are a voluntary organisation who delivers awareness to youth establishments across Tees Side.As you will read on our awareness team pages we are professionally trained people and also victims of crime. Our aims are to deliver our issues of awareness in a constructive manner to highlight the dangers in our society to our youths. The issues we deliver are also on our awareness pages we cover most issues that can have some affect on our youths in some way. To date we have reached approx 9000 youths and work consistantly on a daily basis.We work with any organisation who requests our awareness and are in full control of the programmes we deliver, we work with and are linked to our regional Crime Stoppers. We do regular awareness at attendence centres in Middlesbrough and Durham, schools, E2E, universitys, youth clubs, collages challenging and mainstream youths. We have had requests from other youth establishments in other regions.We are an independant team with a strong commitee we meet monthly to determine our programme.

We are linked and work with the regional Crime Stoppers and do regular awareness campaigns 2 of the team are on the crime Stoppers board. We also organise events to raise money for Charity Ron Gordon (chair of its your life) is also the chair of the free from pain charity.These events and forth coming events can be seen on our events page.

The "Last Flower" a song written for victims of crime composed by Alan Pettifer. Take a look at the "Last Flower page and watch the DVD.

We are Linked with the Canadian "International walk for Justice"

  The International Walk for Justice.

The Walk for Justice was founded by Steffi Stehwien Calargy Canada in 2006, her son Aaron was attacked by a gang of 12 he was curb stamped and stabbed in his stomach the knife was twisted as he was stabbed cutting all Aarons vital organs. His killer has never been found so Steffi began to walk for justice each year in September she takes to the streets and shouts for justice for her son. Steffis aim is to get the authorities to listen and also hoping someone would come forward who would hold the key to who Aarons killer was. She has been walking for 10 years now along with other murder victims in Calagry.

 

Barbara read about Steffi,s story and the tragic death of her son so she offered to host a walk for justice in the Uk. The picture above is the very first walk in the UK with victims on Teesside, Barbara hosted the walk in support of Steffi  the founder of the walk for justice and for victims on Teesside. This took Steffi,s walk for justice global something Steffi had vowed for her son. Canada walked in unity with Teesside Uk, eventually Steffi was to visit the Uk.

Today no-one has been brought to Justice for Aarons murder they are still free and walking among the public and Steffi is still fighting for Justice.

When the walk for Justice was hosted in the Uk the aim was to get other regions walking in unity on the same day and time as Steffi,s walk. Unfortunately some campaigners in the UK took the idea of the walk and used it. When really there would have been more power in numbers and unity globally. Steffi was devastated she also recieved a very nasty letter from one Uk campaigner which will surface one day. She was vertually told to stay out of the Uk with many accusations against Barbara and herself.  Its unbelieveable that another murder victim acted this way. 

                 Anne Ming with Barbara she supported the walk for justice every year.

The news of the walk in the UK went out international it was all over the news in Canada with the UK news and the walk. Recognition at last to find Aarons killers some hope for Steffi but it came to a blunt end when campaigners in the UK rejected a Canadian murder victim and took her walk. I dont supposed they stopped to think that Steffi had lost her son and no killer found and the hurt she was suffering NO! they just wanted the walk she founded.

 

 

 

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