At Billy’s Wish we work closely with other likeminded charities and organisations. Here are the details of some of our friends and supporters; please click on the logos to find out more about their work.
Fearless is the ‘junior’ arm of Crimestoppers and we encourage schools to introduce their pupils to the Fearless website, which offers children and teenagers to report crimes completely anonymously. We work regularly with representatives from Fearless, jointly running assemblies in schools and various other initiatives.
In 2008 Ben Kinsella was brutally murdered. He was just 16. Following his death, Ben’s family set up The Ben Kinsella Trust, to educate young people and raise awareness about the dangers of knife crime. Our two charities work hand in glove, and we encourage school trips to visit the excellent Ben Kinsella Exhibition which has recently returned to Islington.
Hemel Hempstead Street Pastors is an initiative that was started by ‘Churches Together’, in 2012. Teams of trained volunteers patrol the streets of the town centre over the weekends, assisting anyone who may need help.
Billy’s Wish was delighted to be able to donate funds to help set up this very worthwhile community service.
MAMAA (Mothers Against Murder and Aggression) is a charity that was established in 1993, to provide an all inclusive practical/emotional support & advocacy service to those affected by serious violent crime & homicide. We encourage all young people who are in contact with the work of Billy’s Wish to sign the MAMAA Anti Weapon Pledge.
Dacorum Family Services offer confidential advice to parents and support families through and difficult times. They have been a tremendous support to Billy’s Wish since the very early days of the charity.
Dacorum Community Safety Partnership – Community Safety Partnerships are a group of local agencies who work together to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in their local area. They usually consist of Hertfordshire Constabulary, the district or borough council, Hertfordshire County Council, Fire & Rescue, Probation, Health representatives and others according to local needs. There are ten such partnerships in Hertfordshire – one for each district/borough council area.