Lives Not Knives at Digital Summer Camp

Posted on September 9th, by Lives Not Knives in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

The Lives Not Knives team reports back on how to guide Croydon’s children into the digital future


As a result of attending the Financial Times Hackday through #Croydon #TechCity, Lives Not Knives was offered an opportunity to have a community stand at the Digital Summer Camp this year, held at the Hackney Community College.

It was early in the morning on Friday – surprisingly chilly considering … Read More »

Dives not knives: fundraising in freefall

Posted on July 29th, by Lives Not Knives in Politics & Society. No Comments

One Lives Not Knives volunteer describes the day that the team jumped from a flying plane to raise funds

When I first started volunteering with Lives Not Knives, I never thought that I would be hurtling out of an aeroplane towards the ground at somewhere around 120 miles per hour. Needless to say, working at LNK has certainly been a different experience to my previous … Read More »

#Croydon #TechCity goes off to the Financial Times

Posted on June 13th, by Lives Not Knives in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

When John O’Donovan, (CTO, The Financial Times) extended the opportunity for promising local teenagers to attend an FT Hackathon, Jack and Richard from local youth charity ‘Lives Not Knives’ jumped at the opportunity…

I arrived at the Financial Times office bright and early. Well, perhaps not so bright (the weather was a little grey!) but certainly early enough. I was greeted, given a visitor’s badge, and without … Read More »