2019 Shortlist

Darryl Laycock

  • 2 weeks ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:

POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –

Darryl was in prison in 2011 when informed that an immediate family member was subjected to serious assault. The family member had the strength to ask him to quit crime and this is what he did. Darryl was previously a major player in gangs of Manchester having been shot on 3 occasions, stabbed 7 times and sentenced to 17 years jail. Today, he’s a highly respected rehabilitated ex-offender who is passionate about educating children on the perils of crime. Darryl has educated over 160,000 children and young people. 80% of his work is done free of charge and he travels across the UK to empower youngsters to follow their dream. His work has been recognised far and wide having recently played a part in the BAFTA winning Gun No6 and advising HRH Prince Charles on ways to combat knife crime. Darryl also donated over 6000 packs of sanitary towels to help combat period poverty amongst schoolgirls in Manchester.

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