Damaged Shop From Riots Rises From Flames
DURING last year’s riots a furniture store in London became the focus when it was vandalized and set alight.
But, last month young people of the area, in Croydon, showed their support for the House of Reeves, which had been doing business on the same corner for over 100 years. Thousands of youngsters have stuck images on the building displaying positive statements, showing that it was a minority of youth that participated in the riots.
Owner of the store, Maurice Reeves, and his son and co-owner Trevor Reeves are helping to challenge the negative perceptions born from the actions of a minority of Britain’s youth last year.
The store was decked with pictures of youngsters holding cards with hopeful messages for society and their local community.
Reverse Riots a charity campaign are working in conjunction with Maurice and Trevor Reeves.
Trevor Reeves said: “The positive legacy of the riots was the coming together of people of all ages and from all walks of life to help mend the capital. We were overwhelmed by the support that was offered to our family and many others affected in the days and weeks that followed. We are blessed with so many bright, inspirational and positive young people in this country and I believe it’s important that we don’t allow the actions of such a few to cloud our judgment of the many.” – Reuters