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Christ Donovan Trust


Christopher Donovan


04 / 06 / 1982  -  26 / 05 / 2001

The Chris Donovan Trust is a non-profit charitable organisation set up


 Ray and Vi Donovan MBEs

When back in 2001 experienced the tragic loss of their Son Christopher.

in an unprovoked attack


Using their own devastating experience, they educate people about the impact of crime has not only on the victim it also includes the victims  their family and the community too.

They do so by sharing their story and experience to a wide audience including schools / University / Prisons /

Their talk will give you an emotional and real picture of how horrific violent crime is. You will be captivated by the Donovan’s who talked about respect not being gained through violence but by being true to yourself, thinking about your actions and ultimately through forgiveness.

They will take you on a journey with them; from the night they were told their son had been senselessly murdered by three teenagers to ten years later when they met the offenders.

Restorative justice finally gave Vi and Ray a voice and enabled them to meet the offenders and ask ‘’why?

‘A question that the Criminal justice System couldn’t answer.

Ray and Vi don’t sugar-coat their loss or experiences; they opened up their hearts.

They talk about how Crime has a ripple effect and one action can affect so many people, and after hearing their story


Please click here to watch their story





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