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ROYAL DUTY FOR ANTHONY

NASSA’s very own Anthony Okereafor will be a Batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay this weekend.

In recognition of his work fighting knife crime and the impact it has made on the lives of young people across east London for the past 14 years, Anthony has been invited to carry the Baton on one of the most prestigious legs of its journey around the UK.

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“It is wonderful to see the work NASSA does in inspiring the young people of Newham. I was especially excited to see so many girls involved in basketball and on the path to gaining sports qualifications for their futures. It’s great supporting local organisations contributing so much to the dynamism of our Borough.”

Rokhsana Fiaz
Mayor of the London Borough of Newham

“I believe that we all need to work together to tackle crime, and I welcome the relationship that exists between NASSA, the Metropolitan Police, local schools and others. Your success is a great tribute to the results that can be achieved when people join together like this. The project uses the popularity of basketball to give young people something to do after school and keep them off the streets. It is not just about stopping people carrying knives, it’s about saving lives.”

(Excerpts from a letter he read out praising our CABNAB campaign)

Rt Hon David Cameron
Former Prime Minister

“NASSA made me who I am today, both as a basketball player and as a man. I will always be grateful for the chances NASSA gave me.”

Teddy Okereafor
GB Basketball International

“A really energetic organisation doing substantial things to help the local community.”

Sir Christopher Kelly
Charity Awards Judge

“Newham has undergone enormous change over the past 15 years, but for the Borough’s young people, NASSA has been there all the way through. I continue to marvel at the work Natasha and her team do in inspiring the NASSA young people and preparing them for their future lives.”

Rt Hon Stephen Timms
MP for East Ham