1 knife attack every 16 minutes is happening on our streets today.
Knife Crime is the fastest growing killer of young people today…
With gang culture being glorified and street violence on the rise, this epidemic is spreading, it’s leaving more mothers to mourn their children and so much future potential wasted.
Sadly we lost our dear Cameron to knife crime and gang violence in 2019, this event has deeply affected everyone in Cameron's life, and even those who he briefly crossed paths with.
Everyone has a story to tell about their personal experience with him and these memories of will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
He will never be forgotten.
Which is why I have decided to set up this fundraiser in memory of Cam, and to spread awareness of how serious knife crime and violence has become and to prevent the spread of this epidemic.
Me, along with Cameron's close friends will be running a half marathon (13 miles) on the 10th June 2021, which marks the 2 year anniversary of his passing.
With the help and support of Cameron's parents, all the money we raise will go towards local charities in Hertfordshire and surrounding areas that help young people with drug and gang violence, and to organise guest speakers to go into our local schools to talk to the students about this life-threatening issue.
All donations would be greatly appreciated, and will all go towards such a great cause that means so much to all of us.
Anyone who knew Cameron and would like to join the run, feel free to send me a message and I can send you the details.
Today was the inaugural ‘Temper Gold Trophy’ match, contested between ‘Oakhill’ (Louis Hill and his friends who were all involved in Oakhill Tigers) where Cameron played for approximately a year, and ‘Hilltop’ (Conor Bartram captaining a group of Cameron’s friends)
Oakhill have an average age of 35 whilst Hilltop averaged 25.
This fixture will be played annually on the weekend nearest to the anniversary of Cam’s death.
This particular game was played now as we all felt the need to carry on the outpouring of love witnessed at our son’s funeral, and gain momentum for next year’s events.
Although it was kept as a personal event with no advertising or publicity, the 28 players involved were matched, if not surpassed by spectators.
The format was 7-a-side with roll on – roll off subs within 4 x 15 minute periods. Mr Adam Knight officiated and was a fantastic addition to the event and has our deepest thanks for the superb way he refereed in the true spirit we hoped for.
At the time of playing we never intended to write a report so we have no real details. More important to say is that the standard was much higher than I had envisaged and very close, the game was at a nail biting 7 -7 draw after 56 minutes but Conor’s men showed an injury free level of fitness to finish 10 -7 victors.
The real winner was everyone involved today, the good nature, the outpouring of love for Cam was palpable.
The presentation was made at Jolly Butchers, Enfield afterwards where a suitable amount of refreshments were taken and the now ritual tales of Cameron’s life were told to the background of laughter.
A special thank you must go to Chloe Frost who put in considerable time and effort to help make today successful (as well as making some beautiful cupcakes for players) Good job Chloe!
This event raised the princely sum of £500.00 after expenses. This money will be given to a charity within Hatfield and surrounding areas that are trying to end knife crime. We will see a direct impact from your efforts.
I hope you are all as proud of your achievements as we are.
As Cam says ‘Love’
Louis Hill (c)
Connor Bartram (c)
Ben ‘Paddy’ Power
Liam ‘Hendo’ Henderson
Rory ‘Rozza’ McConnell
Referee: Mr Adam Knight