Mothers Against Violence are happy to support James Gregory in launching campaigning group Fathers Against Violence to mark what would have been his son’s 18th birthday on January 31.
Mr Gregory hopes Fathers Against Violence will help dads keep their sons out of gangs and provide positive male role models for families with no fathers.
He was the innocent victim of a bungled revenge attack. Two men were later jailed over the murder. Now his father wants to make sure he didn’t die in vain.
Mr Gregory, 37, from Rusholme, said: “I felt I needed to do something because my son’s life was taken away in violence. I believe a lot of men are going to want to be part of this.
“It’s only when you go through a tragic loss like this that you can truly understand. “We want to go around schools and community centers anywhere in which people can hear what we have to say.
Taken from John Scheerhout article Manchester Evening News January 17, 2011