2nd August. Meeting with The Bournville Village Trust

‘Follow up’ meeting further to accreditation of the Trust, as Full Circle Programme practitioners.

2nd August. Virtual Meeting with Brooke Kinsella & CEO Patrick Green of The Ben Kinsella Trust.

Discussions started around mutual support and assistance. We are looking forward to working  together!!

9th July. The James Brindley Foundation appoint Dannii Fulford as Programme Manager.

A Huge Milestone in our history and a marker for our future growth!! Welcome Aboard Dannii!

7th July. Royal Rose Luncheon Club, Sutton Coldfield

donate £500.00, proceeds of fundraising lunch.

7th July. Tesco, Walsall, donate £350.00

proceeds raised by a staff ‘dress down’ day organised by Leah Taylor.

22nd/23rd June. Karma Summit.

An International Organisation bringing together charities and volunteers around the world!

2nd June. The Aldridge & District Lions Club donate £1,000

Thank you Chairman Harry Fry!!

23rd May. The James Brindley Foundation achieves charity status.

The Charity Commission confirms our official registration!!

4th May, 2020. West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) makes funding grant to the Foundation.

For use of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme in new schools based programme, for The West Midlands Combined Authority.

April 16th. Another donation by Neil Holmes, friend of the Asbury Family.

Fundraiser in memory of Reagan Asbury, generously donated £1,100.00 to The James Brindley Foundation.

20th March. New Programme Manager Interviews.

The hunt for a very special person indeed – The James Brindley Foundation’s first full time employee!!

14th March. Fundraising event held at Aldridge Stick & Wicket Club.

In memory of James, supporting The James Brindley Foundation. Organised by local resident Jan Griffiths, the event raised £450.

27th February. The Victim Summit, Birmingham

at Aston Villa Football Club

18th February. Youth Justice Services ‘Engagement event

Mark Brindley addressed an audience of college students and support workers on the impact of knife crime for bereaved families and communities.

15th February. Family Disco Fundraiser at Aldridge Social Club.

Event organised by Emma Peabody & Lisa Patterson, raised £800.00 for The James Brindley Foundation.

Rotary Club of Aldridge

Christmas ‘Tree of Light’ fundraiser organised by club President Nigel Palmer, donate £500.00

10th February. Meeting with Swinfen HMP,YOI.

Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

8th January. 'Play Football’ County Lines Awareness Day, Newtown.

Promotion of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme to young people and 3rd party organisations.

8th January Rotary Club of Aldridge

Christmas Card fundraiser organised by club President, Nigel Palmer, donates £548.00

• PR event
• Fundraising
• Foundation Business

2019 Timeline Click here.

13th December. Meeting with WMP Superintendent, new lead for Project Guardian

Discussions around out of court disposals using The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

8th December. Attended knife crime awareness event at Manchester Town Hall

in memory of Yosef Makki and in support of his family and friends.

6th December. Aldridge South Neighbourhood Watch.

The watch very sadly closes down and donates funds of £500.00.

2nd December. Meeting with Walsall Youth Justice Services team

Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

28th November. Meeting with member of WMP Counter Terrorism Unit.

Discussions around extending the scope of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme to include Radicalisation & Extremism.

13th/14th November. NEC Schools & Academies Show.

The James Brindley Foundation took a stand at the show to promote The James Brindley Full Circle Programme. Mark Brindley sat on the show panel and answered questions around youth offending and knife crime, along with Chief Constable, WMP David Thompson.

7th November. Tesco Express, Aldridge

‘cake sale’ fundraiser donates £125.00

1st November. Meeting with Phil Rutherford, Strategic Lead for Walsall Youth Justice Services.

To discuss training of the crime prevention team to become practitioners of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

29th October,2019. Walsall MBC makes funding grant to the Foundation

To deliver training and certification of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme, to all safeguarding/pastoral leads in every school and college across the borough.

28th October. Meeting with Director of HMP Oakwood & team

to discuss delivery of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme to inmates.

21st October. Rotary Club of Aldridge

‘Quiz Night’ fundraiser, organised by club President Nigel Palmer, donating £1,100.00

18th October. Meeting with Wendy Morton, MP

to discuss ‘Justice for James’ campaign, and how constructive changes to the law can be made through government.

8th October. Victoria Derbyshire Show.

Victoria skilfully and empathetically hosted a group of fathers, brothers uncles and cousins, whose relatives lost their lives to knife crime.The show focused on the male perspective of loss and grief. It was nominated for best documentary, against the Harry & Megan interview.

Mark Brindley with Victoria Derbyshire

2nd October. Launch of West Midlands VRU., in support of West Midlands PCC, David Jamieson.

Representing The James Brindley Foundation,Mark Brindley gives key note speech.

22nd September. Community Day and knife crime awareness event, in memory of Ryan Passey

 and in support of #Justice for Ryan campaign and the Passey family.

19th September. Royal College of Surgeons knife crime event, Birmingham.

17th September. Walsall NHS Trust, Manor Hospital, Walsall.

Collaborative Youth Violence Awareness Event, organised by Emma Peabody.

13th September. Crimewatch Roadshow interview with Rav Wilding.

7th September. The 'Wolf Run’ fundraiser, organised by Alex Koymen & Paul James

supported by over 140 of James’s friends, raising a mighty £22,000.00!!

29th August,2019. National Citizen Service (NCS).

NCS Northampton branch organise knife crime awareness fundraiser, donating £900.00 to The James Brindley Foundation.

5th August. Meeting with Chris Walker, Expressive Design

The James Brindley Foundation website development

26th July 2019

Interview with Angus Walker, political Editor for ITN News. Interview was a commentary on Boris Johnson’s announcement of 20,000 extra police officers.

22nd July. Interview with presenter Emma Barnett, BBC Radio 5 Live

with Superintended Phil Dolby.

16th July. 'Bicycles & Fish’ fundraising event by Katie Arnstein, professional comedienne and feminist,

raising £1,425.00!

16th July. Meeting with Chief Superintendent Project lead for WMP Project Guardian

To discuss The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

30th June. “James’s Big Fish’ fundraising fishing competition

Organised by Emma & Dave Peabody and hosted by Chris & Penny of Curborough Fishery, Lichfield, raising £1,250.00!!

20th June. Meeting with Bev Mabey, CEO, Washwood Heath MAT

To discuss training of safeguarding professionals to become practitioners of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

19th June. Cabinet Office round table meeting in Birmingham

To discuss government strategies for serious youth violence intervention.

9th June. Richard Townshend, runs half marathon

“The Potters ‘alf” in memory of cousin James, raising £1,000.00

5th June. Meeting with David Milne, Chariman, Aldridge Stick & Wicket Club

To discuss Garden of Reflection, in memory of James Patrick Brindley.

4th June. Attended unveiling of the Peace Woodland, Beacon Park, Lichfield.

23rd May. Meeting with The Home Secretary, Rt.Hon. Sajid Javid MP

Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

3rd May. Meeting with West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor, Andy Street.

Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

3rd May. Fashion Show.

Fundraising event at Aldridge Social Club, organised by Emma Peabody & Lisa Patterson, raising £1,100.00

30th April. Fundraiser at Aldridge Social Club, raising £1200.00!

26th April. Interview with Daz Hale & Cayte Walker

BBC Radio West Midlands.

26th April. All Party Parliamentary Group on knife crime.

Round Table conference with key agencies, voluntary sector, police and social services, chaired by Sarah Jones MP.

15th April. Filming for #LifeorKnife campaign

Supporting West Midlands Police and Project Guardian. Brindley family appeal to parents and carers to be vigilant and pro-active in the fight against knife crime.

14th April. Harry Michaels runs the Paris Marathon, in memory of James

in support of The James Brindley Foundation, raising £1,000.00!.

9th April. Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle to The Black Country Magistracy.

1st April. Interview with Daz Hale, BBC Radio West Midlands.

21st March. BBC Breakfast interview

with Charlie State & Louise Minchin.

19th March. Meeting with Chief Superintendent lead for WMP ‘Project Guardian.

Project ‘Guardian’ is the West Midlands Police focused response to youth violence, particularly knife crime. Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

6th March. Interview with Heart FM.

4th March.The Birmingham Mail.

Interview with Mike Lockley, along with the Asbury & Passey families.

27th February. Daily Mirror.

Interview with Laura Connor for daily newspaper article.

25th February. Fundraiser by Neil Holmes

In memory of Reagan Astbury, Neil’s event raised £1,000.00 which they donated to The James Brindley Foundation!

22nd February. Application to The Charity Commission to become a registered charity.

20th February. Unveiling of Knife Surrender Bin, Walsall.

 In support of David Jamieson, West Midlands PCC.

9th February. Fundraising Event.

The first ever fundraiser supporting The James Brindley Foundation was a Quiz Night at Aldridge Social Club. The event raised over £3,000.00! The event was organised by Emma & Dave Peabody.

8th February. Care Home Managers’ Conference, Birmingham.

Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme.

6th February. Meeting with West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.

Meeting to present The James Brindley Full Circle Programme and discuss funding to deliver across The West Midlands region.

5th February. Gatemasters, Aldridge.

Donate £200.00

17th January. Home Office Conference “Tackling Serious Violence”

Private Meeting with Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Fire & Policing.

14th January. First Presentation of The James Brindley Full Circle Programme & Workshops - Secondary school in Birmingham.

Focus on key subject areas, involving decision making, actions and consequences for group of ‘at risk’ young people.

• PR event
• Fundraising
• Foundation Business

2018 Timeline Click here

20th December

Interview with Matthew Price & Dave McMullen, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme.

2nd November

The James Brindley Foundation launches with an introduction to The James Brindley Full Circle Programme. The event is supported by speakers Marco Longhi Mayor, Wendy Morton MP, Andy Parsons Chief Superintendent, Dr Ruchi Joshi, Clinical Director, Walsall NHS Trust. The event is covered by local radio and newspapers and filmed by Rogan Productions, for BBC Panorama and BBC Midlands Today.

14th June

Interview with Joanna Tidman, BBC Midlands Today.

• PR event
• Fundraising
• Foundation Business

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