Fathers Against Violence Launch Event

The Fathers Against Violence Launch Event

It was a pleasure for the Chairperson Ian Swanston of Mothers Against Violence (MAV) to support in the launch of Fathers Against Violence.  This event took place on the 28th January 2011 at the Yaba Restaurant in Hulme. It provided an opportunity  for services in the area such as CARSIMA, GM Police and other leading community ambassadors to come together.

James Gregory the founder of Fathers Against Violence spoke of his commitment to ensuring that his son’s death was not in vain. MAV founder Patsy Mckie spoke of the hope she had in the future of Fathers Against Violence. Patsy said; “It took a community to build an organisation like MAV, it is never just about the founder.” She thanked the local community for the support they had given to MAV over the past 11 years and said she believed that the same community would help support Father Against Violence.  Erimna Bell (MBE) from Carisma encouraged fathers to be positive role models, she said; “Never be ashamed to use every experience, good and bad to shape your future. We all can learn from our mistakes and use them to show our children a different way.”  There were also positive contributions from GM Police and influential fathers in the community. The event was also enhanced by music from local young people.

If you require  more information on how to support Fathers Against Violence please contact MAV.  

Phone: 0161 226 8134 

Email: office@mavuk.org

 Mark Ryan Photographer  Email:photodizz@live.co.uk

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  2. Darren Leis says:

    I’m a father of four children. I’ve been a father for 12 years & to me there has been nothing better. Although, I’ve been witness to an increased continued rise in violence across the board. Whether that is parental abuse, bulling in schools, educators that turn a blind eye, children bringing weapons to school, gang violance & the list goes on. I believe that “Fathers Against Violance” is needed to set the tone for our society. Our society needs strong Fathers to not be afraid to stand up against those who would want to take away our children & corrupt our childrens minds & hearts. Mothers do an excellent job in teaching & preparing our young children, so they’re prepared for the “world”; but they cannot do it by themselves. Who better to carry on the “Torch” than committed Fathers across the world. It would be incredible & humbling to be givin the opportunity to contribute within this movement. I ask all fathers across the world. Where are you Fathers of Courage?

    Darren Leis

    • ian says:

      I glad you found the post inspiring. If you need more information on Fathers Against Violence or work Mothers Against Violence is doing with fathers then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

      Mothers Against Violence
      +44161 226 8134

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