Nearly every day when we open a newspaper, or turn on our TV or Radio, we read or hear about another young life has been taken by the violence that has taken over our country. Our aim is to visit schools and youth clubs and even meet gangs and try to educate them about what it is like to be a victim of crime and to show them that their actions not only destroys the victim's life but it also tears apart their family too.
We will also tell them about the ripple effect and let them see just how far the ripples go on and on.
We also tell them about the dangers of drink/drugs and nasty video games.
The gang culture of today
Can you believe the gangs in this country are now recruiting kids as young as five to carry their drugs and weapons for them? We hope to teach the young people of today that being a member of a gang is not cool and when they do go to prison, which most of them do, the so called family known as their brotherhood won't be bothered to travel miles to visit them and the only people that care for them will be their mum and dad.
People ask us "why do we do this"? Our answer is simple: "If we can stop just one life from being taken and not have a mother and father go through what we went through".
We also want to have an amnesty box in every school for the young people to put their nasty video games and these will be shredded. The reason we feel so strong about this, is because when Chris was killed, one of the youths that killed him thought it was a video game and that Chris would get up and walk again. These games are messing up our young people's minds and we must put a stop to them.
So parents, don't just leave it to the likes of us. We urge you to look at the games your son or daughter is playing and if it's a game that teaches your child to kill people and destroy them. You may say "do you know how much I paid for this game?" We would like to say "what is more important, a few pounds or your son or daughter ending up in prison for murder?" So what price is your child's life worth?