Derek Williams, Former European and Commonwealth Heavyweight Boxing Champion

posted 27 Jan 2013, 11:32 by Jane Eades   [ updated 27 Jan 2013, 11:39 ]
Former European and Commonwealth Heavyweight Boxing Champion Derek Williams has come out in support of a last minute reprieve for Battersea Park Adventure Playground, which is hours away from destruction and replacement with an anodyne, “safe” staff-less facility.

He’s heard about the planned demolition and has offered to get involved at this eleventh hour, and to help get more celebrities involved.

Williams now works with gangs and hears their reasons for joining gangs, and say it’s often boredom.

“Leaving children and youth without a place they recognise as a base can lead to broken communities and heightened crime”, said Williams this afternoon.


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