Lawrence, Doreen OBE

For many years, Doreen Lawrence has sought justice for her son while creating a positive and dynamic legacy in his honour. In 2000, she set up the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to help young people realise their ambitions to become architects. In 2008, the Stephen Lawrence Centre was opened in Deptford, giving thousands more young people an opportunity to nurture and use their creativity.

The Council agreed: β€˜To do one of these things in the wake of such a devastating personal tragedy would be remarkable but to do both indicates someone deserving of the highest recognition. The dignity and humanity that she has demonstrated makes her a truly inspirational figure for our borough.’​

She was awarded the Freedom of the London Borough of Lewisham in 2014

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