The latest link-up sees learners get a powerful talk on the dangers of county lines
After raising money for an empowering charity earlier this year, a college in Suffolk has extended its relationship further with this benevolent organisation by offering information and guidance to students relating to issues surrounding the complex topic of county lines.
In March 2022, learners at Suffolk New College raised over £250.00 for St Giles Trust by hosting a football tournament based around an anti-knife crime message.
(St Giles Trust is a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need).
Since then, the college has worked with St Giles Trust on a number of campaigns and the latest one saw a former gang member from Brixton – who spent 18 years in jail – tell his story to thousands of students to help inform and warn them of the ongoing dangers related to a life of crime.
The organiser of these events was Mike Mears, the head of student personal development and enrichment. Mike said: “Knife crime and issues relating to county lines problems are a growing concern across the country – therefore it is essential that we inform our students so that they can avoid getting involved in these types of activities.
“The speaker from St Giles Trust was incredibly powerful and everyone came away being made aware of the ongoing dangers and pitfalls of this complex subject.”