About

Dwaynamics / Dwayne Simpson Foundation CIC

 
 

The services offered are designed to steer at-risk youth away from gang-culture, knife crime and gun violence, and encourage them to see that there is a future.

CEO and founder, Lorraine Jones tragically lost her son, Dwayne Simpson to knife crime in Brixton. Following this awful event she vowed to overcome the issues within the community and ensure that other families and communities did not have to suffer the loss that she did.

Dwayne started running boxing classes for kids, highlighting the lack of services in the area. Following his death, his mother registered the boxing group as a Community Interest Company, encouraging larger numbers of children to attend boxing classes twice a week, free of charge and expanded the programmes to offer free education and life-skill support.

The skills that the children learn at boxing encourage them to commit to something outside of their school from a young age. This learnt behaviour is imperative to the growth of these children to ensure that they stay dedicated to studies, work and to avoid the temptations of gang culture. The boxing coaches are mentors, teachers and friends of each of these children ensuring that they instil a work ethic in each individual before they can graduate from the boxing course.

Dwaynamics is a beacon of light for young people, families and the community.

“A girl boxer could be better than a boy boxer”

 
 

Dwayne's story

 
 
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DWAYNE SIMPSON

In 2013 Dwayne Simpson was given the funding to start a community boxing club in Angell Town, Brixton.

At this time Dwaynamics was in a tiny hall on the Angell Town estate but despite these challenges Dwayne got over 50 kids to come down each week, getting them off the streets and keep them focused out of gangs and away from knife crime.

Before Dwayne’s 21st birthday he came to his mum and said that he didn’t think he would make his 21st birthday. He said the streets were so bad and he didn’t know what to do.

Tragically Dwyane didn’t reach his 21st birthday however his legacy lives on in the Dwaynamics youth and his catchphrase, is the ethos that we run our community on.

"Make it happen"

- Dwayne Simpson

 
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CEO Lorraine Jones Dwayne's Mother

Lorraine Jones is a mother of 7, pastor, community leader, knife crime activist, friend of the police crowned angel of Angell Town. The kids on the Angell Town Estate call her mum as they see her as an approachable figure that understands them and the struggle.

Her positivity, authority and passion gets the attention of everyone from gang members to police to the national media and she has spent a lot of time building relationships between these opposing groups.

Following the death of Dwayne, she has become a fighting force in the community, explaining the needs of the youth to the governing bodies.

 
 

Timeline of achievements

 

2014

Dwaynamics is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC)

Eradicated drug dealing anti-social behaviour from Belinda Road

Reducing reoffending numbers with youth in Lambeth

Inclusion of youth from different ethnicities to work together through sport

2015

Providing more activities for children with disabilities/learning difficulties in the borough through our special needs sport camps

Evening Standard creates funding campaign following in depth investigative feature within Angell Town

Prime Minister sends letter to thank Dwayne Simpson Foundation for contribution within the community

2016

Dwaynamics CEO Lorraine Jones invited to Buckingham Palace as a guest of the Queen

Dwaynamics youth team invited to Houses of Parliament to advise on youth issues

 

2017  

Awarded the Queens Award MBE for contribution towards Voluntary Service

Backed by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan by launching the anti-knife crime strategy at Dwaynamics HQ

Supports the wider community - police, schools, families

2018

Dwaynamics ABC is affiliated as an official boxing club

 
 

Partners, sponsors & supporters

 
 

Dwaynamics would like to say thank you to all our supporters, sponsors, members and community that make up the Dwaynamics family.

 

To support your community and the youth that are our future, please contact dwaynamics@gmail.com.