Charity looking for new trustees

Anti-knife crime charity, the Godwin Lawson Foundation, is looking to recruit two new trustees to its board.

Set up to tackle knife crime following the murder of Godwin Lawson, the charity is empowering young people through the use of sport, in particular football.

The charity is now looking for two new members to join its board of trustees and is especially interested in hearing from people who have experience in finance, small business and sport.

Godwin Lawson

Godwin Lawson

Speaking about the new positions, Yvonne Lawson, Godwin’s mother said: “We are a fairly new charity aiming to raise awareness of the positive role that sport and education can have in challenging gang culture and the use of weapons as a status symbol. Now we are looking for people with the drive and ambition to help end knife crime and to develop the charity.”

She said: “The type of person who might enjoy this role is someone who has set up their own small business or who has worked within the charity or education fields before.”

There are no formal qualifications required to be a trustee, anyone 16 or over is able to apply and they will be expected to attend trustees’ meetings in North London six times a year.
Although trustees are not paid they may claim expenses.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the positions are encouraged to contact Yvonne Lawson on 07852976261for an informal discussion about the roles.

Visit www.godwinlawson.org.uk for more information about the Godwin Lawson Foundation.