Registered Charity no. 1127806
Queens Park Rangers Football Club announced in September 2008 that it had joined forces with Sky One's Noel's HQ to help launch the Kiyan Prince Foundation.
Prince, a former QPR player, was tragically stabbed to death at the age of 15 following an altercation with another student outside the gates of the London Academy in Edgware in May 2006.
Additionally, the Club has agreed to develop a long-term relationship with the Foundation as it grows, and Mark Prince, Kiyan’s father, was invited to host a minimum of six workshops over the 2008/09 season with the ever-popular Kickz programme.
The aim of the Kiyan Prince Foundation is to raise awareness of:
The foundation's ethos is: “Never use violence; Never threaten violence in any way."
QPR's Football in the Community Manager, Andy Evans, commented:
“The enduring image associated with Kiyan is the picture of him in the QPR kit he so dearly loved. As a Club, we are one hundred per-cent committed to helping Mark to continue with the outstanding work he has already undertaken with the capital city's youngsters...”
“As well as celebrating his life, we will be working closely with the Foundation to deliver workshops to the participants of our Kickz programme, as well as providing a support group for Mark and his team to deliver their goals.”
You can find out more about the Kiyan Prince Foundation by logging on to www.kiyan.org