The charity, For Jimmy, set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in 2008, is excited to once again invite supporters to join them walking from Richmond to Tower Bridge on 27th May to raise money to help support the charity’s work with young people to build safer and peaceful communities.
For Jimmy’s annual fundraising event began back in 2013 as a way of celebrating what would have been Jimmy’s 21st birthday. The Mizen family invited hundreds of supporters to join them walking across 21 of London’s bridges and the event has grown year-on-year ever since. Walking For Jimmy (formally 21 Bridges) is a chance to join For Jimmy’s growing community of supporters, to raise awareness across the city and help support their work building Safe Havens with young people in their communities.
Now in its fifth year, there are three routes to choose from all ending at Tower Bridge. Supporters can walk:
· 7 bridges from Southbank Centre (4 miles)
· 14 bridges from Putney Bridge (13 miles)
· 21 Bridges from Richmond to Tower Bridge (22 miles)
This year under 16s walk for free.
To register as an individual or group
Quote from Nicole Kitchener, daughter of Millwall FC legend Barry Kitchener: "I first took part in Walking For Jimmy in 2015 and enjoyed it immensely. The opportunity to share Jimmy’s story was the reason I wanted to walk. It’s a powerful story that needs to be spread far and wide."
Quote from Margaret Mizen, MBE: “I can’t believe it’s been five years since our first Walking For Jimmy event. It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Jimmy’s 21st birthday walking from Richmond to Tower Bridge in 2013. Once again, we’re asking you to join us in support of our work helping young people build Safe Havens in their local communities and spreading a legacy of peace in our Jimmy’s memory.”