The Rolling Stones donate to the Ben Kinsella Trust

4 December 2019

The iconic band - The Rolling Stones - have donated over £25,000 to the Ben Kinsella Trust.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to The Rolling Stones, together with a special thanks to our patrons, Ronnie and Sally Wood, for the tremendous donation.

The Ben Kinsella Trust is one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK, which was set up following the tragic murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008. Our vision is of a society where no family or community should suffer the loss of a life to knife crime.

The Trust exists to campaign for action and justice for those affected by knife crime and to educate young people about its dangers, helping them to make positive choices to stay safe. We believe in prevention through education and adopt a universal and inclusive approach to our campaigning and our work with young people.

Our campaigns have led to changes in the law. We have successfully lobbied central government to raise the mandatory life sentence for knife related murder from 15 to 25 years - commonly known as Ben’s Law - and we continue to influence at the very highest level.

We have exhibitions in Islington and Nottingham, from which we deliver our Choices and Consequences workshops. Our popular workshops educate young people through immersive experiences, real life stories and role-play to understand knife crime and to keep themselves and their friends safe.

The donation from The Rolling Stones will go towards running our Choices and Consequences workshops at our Islington exhibition; helping us to ensure that more young people stay safe and have a future to look forward to.

With our thanks to The Rolling Stones for their generous donation

Everyone at the Ben Kinsella Trust