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County Lines: what is it? what are the risks? How to be safe?

County Lines: what is it? what are the risks? How to be safe?

What is County Lines? 'County lines' is a term we hear on the news, on TV dramas and in relation to drugs and knife crime - but what is it? What are the risks and how can we keep safe? County lines is a form of criminal exploitation where urban gangs persuade, coerce...

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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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What causes knife crime?

What causes knife crime?

Short version: We all have a responsibility to keep everyone safe - let's all be the best parents we can be, the best neighbours, and hold our politicians to account. Here's the long version... To keep everyone safe, everyone needs to play their part; learn facts not...

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Billy’s Wish Dallas Golf Day 26th September 2020

Billy’s Wish Dallas Golf Day 26th September 2020

An absolutely incredible $8600 USD was raised at the weekend in Dallas! This brings the total John has raised for us over the years in Dallas to nearly $50,000. We are blown away! This is the eighth year that John Eggleton and his team have run a golf day for Billy’s...

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Autumn 2019 Round Up

Autumn 2019 Round Up

Over the last few months we have continued to deliver assemblies and workshops in schools, refined our lesson plans and presentations that go with the videos in our education resources and have made some other big changes - but more of that later when our new website...

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Spring and Summer Update

In March we did our first sessions with Crucial Crew – a safety scheme for year 6 children, to prepare them for the transition to secondary school. Scenarios include safety on roads, railways, open water, electricity and a lot more. Children visit each scenario in...

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6th Annual Billy’s Wish Golf Tournament in Dallas

WOW - the 6th annual Billy’s Wish golf event and Paul Devine Spirit Award in Dallas will take place on September 29, 2018. This event is organised each year by John Eggleton, the Charity’s Patron & good family friend. Last year $7,059.00 was raised, a record...

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28th February 2018: PJ Day at Chaulden Junior School

28th February 2018: PJ Day at Chaulden Junior School

Following Billy's Wish workshop visit to Year 6, the school council organised a pyjama-wearing fundraiaing day. We are so grateful that they did this, especially because it was Billy's birthday. Here is what the school council shared with us: On Friday 9th February,...

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Local Junior School Visit

Billy's Wish visited one of our local junior schools yesterday to talk to year 6 children. They watched the Zone 1 film and responded to the issues in discussions throughout the afternoon. Their questions and comments showed they were taking a serious interest in the...

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Boxing for Billy 2017

Boxing for Billy 2017

    Join us at: BOXING FOR BILLY 2017, an annual fundraiser in aid of Billy’s Wish with special guests Darren Barker and Kevin Mitchell on Saturday 25th November 2017 at the Venue 360, Luton Make a donation on our Just Giving page Buy tickets here! See more...

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