Brixton charity donates £4,000 worth of trainers to NHS staff as part of Stephen Lawrence Day

A south London charity has partnered with Adidas and Brixton Village to donate £4,000 worth of trainers to NHS staff. 

Re: Sole, which provides homeless people and at-risk youth with free footwear, will hand out 25 ultra-boost Adidas trainers (£160) to King’s College Hospital staff.

The donations are part of a new ‘Never Forget Stephen Lawrence’ campaign launched ahead of Stephen Lawrence Day on Thursday.

The campaign will shine a light on the life and legacy of Stephen, who was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack in 1993, aged just 18.

Moosa Nsubuga, founder of Re: Sole, said: “As a nine-year-old hearing what had happened to Stephen Lawrence and subsequently going through my teens and twenties with the perpetrators still not being caught, I was left with a deep sense of unease as a young black man. 

“Being able to work directly with the Foundation and Brixton Village to bring this exhibition to an area with so much significance for the black community leaves me with a sense of pride and belief. 

“With these collaborative efforts we can bring real sustainable change for our young people, using the past as an educational tool.” 


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The month-long ‘Never Forget Stephen Lawrence’ campaign launched on Monday will include webinars, morning assemblies with ambassador schools and the ‘Never Forget Stephen Lawrence’ short film.

The only physical event in the UK will be a large-scale exhibition taking over Brixton Village to commemorate the anniversary of Stephen’s death.

In total  29 flags have been installed across the iconic market’s avenues, featuring portraits by artist Max Cyrus.

Some of the leading figures on the flags include Stephen’s mum Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon, his brother Rt Hon Stuart Lawrence,  musician Goldie, presenter Maya Jama and footballer Jermain Defoe.

Diana Nabagereka, General Manager of Brixton Village, added: “We are pleased to have worked with The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and Re:Sole to amplify the Foundation’s important campaign ahead of National Stephen Lawrence Day.

“We look forward to working with both charities over the next coming months to build a successful mentorship scheme and help fight for equality change and promote both charities’ missions.”

Re: Sole will also work with the Foundation and Brixton Village on a long-term partnership to deliver a new mentorship scheme to support and foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK.

For more information, visit the Stephen Lawrence Day foundation website.

You can donate new and quality-used trainers to Re: Sole by visiting its website here or socials on @Resolecic.


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