PM announces Stephen Lawrence commemoration day

THE PRIME minister has announced, with Baroness Lawrence’s blessing, that the Government will work with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to establish a national, annual commemoration of Stephen’s life and legacy, to take place on the 22nd of April each year: Stephen Lawrence Day.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Before I hand over to the Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin for the address, I would like to say just this.

For the past 25 years, Doreen and Neville have fought heroically to ensure that their son’s life and death will never be forgotten.

Their dignity, their courage and their sheer determination are an inspiration to us all.

We are privileged to be here today at this special final anniversary service to commemorate Stephen.

But it is right that Stephen’s name and legacy lives on. In the run up to this service, I have spoken with Baroness Lawrence about how best to achieve this.

And so, today, with Baroness Lawrence’s blessing, I can announce that the Government will work with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to establish a national, annual commemoration of Stephen’s life and legacy, to take place on the 22nd of April each year: Stephen Lawrence Day.

We will use this day to encourage and support young people in achieving their dreams, and to reflect on Stephen’s life, death and the positive change he has inspired.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s death, who was murdered in 1993.

A memorial service took place at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in central London with Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle among others in attendance. source :http://www.voice-online.co.uk