Stephen Addison

Fighting Knife Crime

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Growing up in one of the most deprived communities in the UK, Stephen Addison was exposed to a lifestyle of gangs and crime. Losing valued friends to gang violence and life imprisonment, Stephen was heading in the same direction. However, a bad dream forced Stephen to turn his life around and find hope in Jesus.

Stephen was inspired to create an organisation that would address social issues affecting young people vulnerable to crime. In 2018 Stephen was awarded a British Empire Medal. He is the CEO and founder of Box Up Crime and continues to inspire, educate and develop young people towards viable and positive futures.

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