Lives Not Knives

AWS X LNK Christmas Lunch

Christmas is right around the corner; lives Not Knives (LNK) have planned a Christmas party with the help of AWS (Amazon Web Services), to which you’re invited! The Christmas Lunch will be a day event on the 19th of December from 11 am - 4 pm; we will provide a Christmas meal for all young people, as well as games and activities. To register your child for lunch, please click register below


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Christmas Supports families

For families in Croydon, we will also provide support by giving away much-needed household items, foods and Christmas bits and bobs as sponsored by AWS. To attend to collect goodies, please email with the subject line ‘Christmas Goods’, and we will email you with more info.

Our work

Lives Not Knives is an innovative, award winning, youth-led charity that works to prevent knife crime, serious youth violence and school exclusions by engaging, educating and empowering disadvantaged young people and supporting them to enjoy their lives and improve their future prospects. We offer a unique strategy that centres around personal one-to-one mentoring with 9-14 year olds, educational school roadshows, a fun after school club and a free summer programme of activities so that all the young people we work with can overcome adversity and transform their lives. 

Click below to find out more about the work we do to reduce youth violence and school exclusions in Croydon and throughout London. 

What we do >

Street Fundraisers? Not us!

Over the last year and a half, we’ve been contacted by several members of the public who have been “aggressively approached” and felt “harassed” by street fundraisers. They have mistaken our charity with another and have sent a number of complaints. We by all means do not want to discredit the work of other charities, and encourage donors to find out more about the charity they're donating to in order to avoid confusion. LNK work in schools and from the LNK Unit (based in Croydon), and do not have a street team or pay anyone to fundraise for us. 

LNK Statement >

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