Stephen Lawrence 25th anniversary appeal

Total raised

from a target of £40,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


At Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust we believe that every person, regardless of their background should have the opportunity and support to flourish in a society that treats them with fairness and respect.

That’s why we are working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice.  Our support ranges from giving 13-year olds their first taste of what different careers might involve, to awarding bursaries to help young people who might otherwise struggle to stay in education, to running training that helps people in their early 20s to build the skills they need to get a job.  And projects like our Active Citizens programme work with local communities, companies and others to create a fairer society in which everyone can thrive.

This year is the 25th anniversary of Stephen’s death and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Trust.  We think that Stephen would be proud of the difference that we are making in his name.  And we want your help to do more.

We need funding to secure the future of our successful Building Futures programme which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups to study and qualify as architects (the career Stephen had hoped to follow).   We need funding to provide mentoring to more young people through our Schools programme.  And we need it to sustain our work providing careers advice, industry seminars and employability training to young people at risk of long-term unemployment and social exclusion.

Your donation won’t just help us make a difference to young people now, it will help us make a difference to the rest of their lives.

Thank you so much for your support – it’s great to have you on Stephen's Team!

Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  pays for a young person to meet their mentor

£25.00  trains a new mentor in safeguarding

£50.00  pays for training to start their own business

£100.00  funds a group workplace visit exploring careers

£150.00  pays for a group outreach visit to a university

£250.00  funds a careers day at a school

Selam Amare

Total raised:
£640.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Karen Borerwe

Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

The Borerwe Angels

Total raised:
£360.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Tanatswa Borerwe

Total raised:
£715.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Tatenda Borerwe

Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Alisha Fisher

Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Alisha Fisher

Total raised:
£725.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Lanre Gbolade

Total raised:
£2141.40 (excl Gift Aid)

Tara Gbolade

Total raised:
£1726.22 (excl Gift Aid)

Jonathan Hall

Total raised:
£5330.00 (excl Gift Aid)


Total donations: £19,794.31







For the extra seat at our table. Thank you for a wonderful evening at RIBA.




Looking forward to a summer choir event with my friends and knowing that the funds donated for this fab day will be used for wonderfully positive things.



£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

The inspiration of Doreen Lawerence is a lesson to us all regardless of race, colour or creed. Her book is a book that should never needed to be written had the lessons we have now!, had been learned many years ago, god bless her.



Thank you for making a big difference in the lives of young people. They are our future and we must invest in that future. You are doing incredibly important work.

James Morgan



Hi apologies for the delay in making this donation. Just wanted to say thanks again for a fantastic evening at the Afro fusion dinner and I’m looking forward to the meal at the upstairs restaurant. Thanks James Morgan



Adam and Penny McCormack



Payment for auction lot:Terrasson Cultural Greenhouse print




HTA Design



£150.00 (+ £37.50 giftaid)

An amazing cause! Keep up all the hard work.


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