Croydon unites for Cut it Out Tournament
The BME Forum and other community groups have joined Palace for Life Foundation and the Metropolitan Police to send a message to the people of Croydon.
On Saturday 25 May local charities, businesses and residents will come together for the Cut it Out: Croydon Unites Together celebration at Selhurst Park.
The event is to raise awareness and provide support and education for young people in light of the increasing number of knife crimes across south London in recent months.
There will be a charity football tournament with male and female football teams including players from the Metropolitan police, Palace for Life Foundation, The Lions Society, Croydon Council and local businesses. In addition, there will be more than 30 stalls, workshops, competitions and a host of entertainment.
Palace for Life Deputy CEO Donald Forde said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Cut it Out tournament at Selhurst Park and joining our partners to help raise awareness of youth violence in south London. Football can be a powerful tool to unite and we hope the young people who take part have a positive and memorable day.”
The event aims to raise aspirations and provide an opportunity to expose at risk young people to organisations which can help divert them away from gang activity.
Register for tickets HERE.