Our Jimmy was born one fine Saturday afternoon on the 9th May 1992. It was F.A. cup final day and he arrived half an hour before kick off. He was a beautiful baby weighing in at an impressive 10lb 4oz. Jimmy was the second youngest in his family of six brothers, two sisters and a much-loved nephew.
Jimmy attended St Winifreds Primary School, Lee, moving onto St Thomas More Secondary School, Eltham where he made many lasting friendships. He was an alter server at his local church, Our Lady of Lourdes where he also attended the Beavers and Cubs.
He loved and was loved dearly by all his family. He was a joy to be around and could lift anyone’s spirits. He was a fine, decent, caring young man, who enjoyed life and is deeply missed.
About the Foundation
The Jimmy Mizen Foundation has been set up as a positive way of remembering the life of Jimmy Mizen who was tragically murdered in May 2008.
Our mission is to make young people safer; we promote participation within the community, increase young people’s awareness of the potential outcomes of actions and support development into independent and responsible individuals.
Jimmy will always be remembered and celebrated as a positive force for good in this world.
We work with other like-minded people and organisations to be a positive force by empowering young people to develop as individuals and help others; developing the ability to manage anger without resorting to violence; and developing their skills and capabilities so they can gain work, training and lead fulfilling lives.
Born in Crosby, Liverpool, on 8th November 1945, Vincent Nichols studied for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome from 1963 to 1970, gaining licences in philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University. He was ordained priest in Rome on 21st December 1969 for the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
On 21st May 2009 he was installed as the 11th Archbishop of Westminster following the retirement of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. He was elected President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales by unanimous acclamation on 30th April 2009.
He received the Pallium in Rome from Pope Benedict XVI on 29th June 2009, the Feast of Saint Peter and Paul.