Beverley, Charlotte and I are very conscious of the fact that James’s garden has not yet been built, and that three years have flown by, as we focused on fundraising, promoting The Foundation and our educational tool for children and young people, The James Brindley Full Circle Programme. Our absolute priority has been and will always be, to play our part, in bringing about an end to youth violence and to save lives.
Following an incredibly generous offer of land, from Aldridge Stick & Wicket Club, we are now able to deliver on our commitment to James, his friends and the community of Aldridge and we hope that this garden will be a community project, ‘by the community for the community’, in James’s name. We also hope that the garden will tell a powerful story, of how a devastated community has responded to tragedy.
We are reaching out to individuals, organisations and businesses who would like to be involved. We are also looking for a high-profile personality, maybe a TV gardener, who can generate significant media interest, that will contribute to raising the profile of The James Brindley Foundation, our work and our cause.