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Monday, 22 October 2012

Anti-gang and knife crime event to be held for young people


An event aimed at educating young people about knife and gang crime will be held in Croydon next month.

The event is taking place at Fairfield Halls

‘Momentum-Supporting Young People to Move in a Positive Direction’ is an anti gang and crime event which will be hosted by award-winning comedian Eddie Kadi.

Hosted at Fairfield Halls, the event sets out to educate young people about the dangers and consequences of gang culture.

It will also celebrate the talents and achievements of young people and the contribution they make to their local communities.

The event will be held during the October half-term holidays and is open to young people aged between 10 and 19.

It has been organised by L&Q together with ten housing associations, the Metropolitan Police, Croydon Council and Elevating Success.

Mathew Randle, L&Q Neighbourhood Investment Manager, said: “We chose to hold the event in Croydon as the area was heavily affected by last year’s riots.

"This initiative has been a real team effort and we are absolutely delighted so many partners came on board to make the great event possible."

Tickets for the event are free and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Anyone who wants to attend can register for tickets online at or call Elevating Success on 020 7993 8411.

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