THE UK’s first National Day of Non Violence was marked by The Southern Co-operative, which joined forces with the anti-violence charity Stand Against Violence.
The charity created a National Day of Non Violence to remember those who have lost their lives to violence.
Adam Fouracre, founder, said: ‘This is the first of hopefully many National Days of Non Violence. We are grateful to the Southern Co-operative for its support.’
The Southern Co-operative supported the day in its food stores, funeral homes and head office with lapel ribbons, wearing red, posters and encouraging its communities to all make a stand. The day was held on Sunday to mark the anniversary of Lloyd Fouracre’s death. He was beaten to death on the eve of his 18th birthday in 2005 by a group of drunken youths.
The attack was an unprovoked act of violence, resulting in devastating consequences for his family, including his brother Adam, who set up the charity in Lloyd’s honour.
Jessica Hughes, community investment manager, said: ‘The story of Adam’s brother Lloyd really pulled at our heartstrings. A donation of £40,000 from our carrier bag levy has been given to Stand Against Violence to support the work they do with schools.’