Saturday 27th May 2017
Walking For Jimmy (formally 21 Bridges) fundraising event was set up in 2013 to mark what would have been murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen's 21st Birthday. It was such a great success that it became an annual event. Alongside raising awareness across the city, the money raised has been vital in helping us build Safe Havens with young people in their communities.
Hundreds of For Jimmy supporters will walk 21 of London’s bridges from Richmond to Tower Bridge on Saturday 27 May, taking in some of London's most beautiful and historic landmarks. Now in its fifth year, there are three routes to choose from all ending at Tower Bridge, with the shortest route being family friendly and we welcome parents with children.
The Family Walk will be led off by Jimmy's mother Margaret Mizen from the Southbank Centre, Waterloo, mid afternoon. Margaret will also be doing a book signing of her book 'Jimmy: A Legacy of Peace' at the final destination, The Bridge House Bar on Tower Bridge Road.
1. Seven bridges Family Walk starting at Southbank Centre (4 miles)
2. Fourteen bridges walking from Putney Bridge (13 miles)
3. Twenty-one bridges from Richmond to Tower Bridge. (22 miles)
1. Twenty-one bridges: 8.30 - 9.15
2. Fourteen bridges: 13:00 - 14:00
3. Seven bridges: 14:00 - 15:00
For Jimmy was established by the Mizen family after the 2008 murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in Lewisham, London. Our vision is to make Lewisham a place of peace and safety; we will achieve this by continuing to share Jimmy’s story and helping young people to fulfil their potential and build the types of communities we all want to live in across Lewisham.
Our work building Safe Havens supports pupils that have been identified as socially and academically at-risk. This engages young people within their community to improve their skills and capabilities, so they can lead in building safer and peaceful communities.