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“No more red”

Billy Dove was a big Arsenal fan, his grandad played for them, and the colours of Billy's Wish reflect that, so this initiative resonates strongly with us. Ian Wright and Idris Elba, working with adidas and Arsenal, are heading an anti knife crime initiative to...

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Bach Choir Concert

Every Christmas, St Albans Bach Choir invite the audience at their carol concerts to support a local charity nominated by choir members. This year Billy's Wish was nominated, after we visited the school of one of the choir members in July, to speak to the children....

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Exciting news

Exciting news

We are proud and excited to be working with the Ben Kinsella Trust again, ten years after Billy’s cruel and senseless death. We will be fully funding schools in Dacorum, to take groups to the Ben Kinsella Trust ‘Choices and Consequences Exhibition’ in Islington....

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Billy’s Wish Dallas Golf Day 2021

Billy’s Wish Dallas Golf Day 2021

What can we say? Every year John Eggleton one of our amazing trustees, organises the most incredible fundraiser for Billy's Wish - and this year was no exception! What an incredible day and fabulous turnout. It's hard to put into words how grateful we are for what...

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Visit to Year 6 at Leverstock Green CofE Primary School

Visit to Year 6 at Leverstock Green CofE Primary School

This morning, Billy's Wish presented Year 6 at Leverstock Green C of E Primary School with a one and half hour workshop. Every visit we make is different, even though we have the same resources and set out with sharing the same message. Today the class shared very...

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School visits have re-started!

Year 6 pupils at Belswains Primary School were the first to hear our message since the start of lockdown - and what a positive experience it was! The children listened respectfully to Billy's story, were actively engaged in discussions and asked questions that showed...

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Coming out of lockdown and what that means for knife crime

Coming out of lockdown and what that means for knife crime

Local and national headlines show there is a widespread concern that as lockdown restrictions ease, crimes related to gangs, drugs and knives will increase. The underlying issues, frustrations and disagreements have not disappeared in lockdown, but in many cases will...

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Under Pressure to Carry a Knife?

Under Pressure to Carry a Knife?

Please talk to your friends and family about the dangers of carrying knives. Let's work together to keep everyone safe. If you know something about a crime, or about someone who is carrying or hiding a knife - report what you know anonymously to Fearless.org. You...

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It’s ‘thank you’ time again!

It’s ‘thank you’ time again!

It’s ‘thank you’ time again! Four Co-op stores in the Hemel Hempstead area have made a very generous donation to Billy’s Wish this week. A cheque for £1000 from the Co-op’s Community Fund was handed to Billy’s cousin Jade, by the store managers: Alex, from Warners...

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