The first Dwayne Simpson Foundation Inspirational Youth Award will be presented along with the annual Dwaynamics boxing club youth awards at an event in Lambeth Assembly Hall – part of the town hall in Brixton – on Saturday 7 September.
Up to 100 young people will be recognised for completing the Dwaynamics ABC 12-week non-contact programme, as will inspirational youths who have become beacons in Lambeth for achieving life-changing positive impacts.
The event, from 2 to 6pm, will be attended by the Mayor of Lambeth, Ibrahim Dogus, and other dignitaries and will be a special event for Pastor Lorraine Jones, who founded Dwaynamics in memory of her son Dwayne who was murdered in Brixton five years ago.
She herself won this year’s Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year Award. A limited number of free tickets are available and all attendees must have one.
Dwaynamics is dedicated to raising champions through sport, and its services are designed to steer at-risk youth away from gang culture, knife crime and gun violence, and encourage them to see that there is a future for them.
The club is off Coldharbour Lane at The Arches, 282 Belinda Road, SW9 7DT.