Grieving Dad Launches Male Mentoring Campaign

The father of a teenage boy gunned down in a pub in Manchester, England, is launching a campaign called Fathers Against Violence to promote male role models and turn around young men’s lives.

James Gregory, whose son Giuseppe was killed in 2009, is launching the ‘Fathers Against Violence‘ campaign in the Moss Side area of Manchester this evening.

James says:

“Fathers Against Violence is a male support group that I am building,after a life changing event that took place in 2009 , my 16 year old son was tragically murdered in a gun attack, I want to help stop the violence and prevent this happening to another family,

“In 2009 my beautiful son Guiseppe Gregory was tragically killed in a gun attack, he was only 16 years old and the tragedy has ripped the heart of out of his family, friends and the wider community. He was an innocent victim and was not the intended target.

“My aim is to help men have a second chance at turning themselves around and inspiring other young people.

“We are currently looking for positive males that are passionate about helping young people and want to try and make a difference so that they stay out of trouble and build a brighter future for themselves, I want to build a male support group that can help young people especialliy young males to aspire towards achieving their goals and ambitions, by empowering them and mentoring them.”

We wish James the very best of luck in his important work to build a network of male mentors and role models in his community


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

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One comment on “Grieving Dad Launches Male Mentoring Campaign
  1. […] a positive note, campaigns like Fathers Against Violence in Manchester are beginning to  give men a voice in campaigning to ending all violence and […]

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