Exit Foundation is an organisation dedicated to providing support to those ready to exit a life of crime, gang-related activity and those struggling with mental wellbeing & trauma and abuse. Through our tailored mentoring programme and gang awareness training, we help young people develop the tools they need to progress into employment, training, and education.
Exiting old life style into a brighter future
At Exit Foundation, we believe that the most important weapon is love and aim to always inspire this mindset. It is by trusting that love never fails that we can provide hope for a better life in those who need it most.
It is with your support that we are able to continue paving the way for people in need to find a brighter future. We appreciate and thank you in advance for any donations that you are able to give.
With the continual funding of our generous supporters, we have helped build a better future for the lives of many.
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We are proud to have impacted the lives of many across the Essex and Greater-London area. Find out more about the people we have worked with below.
Lakis comes from a medical background He has developed an extensive experience in residential, commercial property and warehousing. Lakis has an ongoing relationship with both the Dioces of Rochester and Vinyard Churches and is now devoted to philanthropic purposes. He believes that forgiveness is the “FOOD” for the repair of Broken Hearts and the only route to forge a new way of life ahead, that’s always in the “Light” and never again the “Darkness”.
Pauline joined the Exit Foundation team to offer professional development training to staff in care homes as well as writing and co-delivering gang awareness sessions. She is also involved in delivering skills for life courses for troubled youth in East London.
Mark is a Criminal Barrister at Great James Street Chambers in Central London. Mark’s practice is predominately defence, where he regularly appears in the Crown Court for cases involving serious violence, serious sexual offences, high value fraud cases and drug supply cases that involve human trafficking. Mark also has experience in extradition and is on the Transport for London licensing
Mark has gained a reputation as being a maverick who fiercely defends clients at court and rises to the challenge when dealing with complex legal issues and incorporating novel points of law into his submissions. Mark is approachable and down to earth, in no small part being a self-confessed proud East Londoner from very humble beginnings, where Mark views it as a priority to convey legal advice to his lay clients in a way they understand.
Before his career in law, Mark was a BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter and professional DJ for over 20 years playing throughout the UK, USA, Canada, and Europe. He was a music producer, having released an album with the Ministry of Sound, and has been responsible for several high-profile remixes of chart hits for artists such as David Guetta and Akon. Mark was an events promoter. With this wealth of
experience within the music industry, Mark welcomes instructions for reputation and brand management, contractual issues arising out of artist management and the live music events industry.
Mark previously worked for and still advises for leading Youth Justice Charity, Spark2Life, part of The London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Gang Prevention Programme based in Walthamstow, East London. He was the prison in-reach coordinator for 5 years and developed various programmes and initiatives that assisted young offenders involved in gangs to access housing, education, and employment. He regularly sat on the probation service MAPA panel, the London Borough of Waltham Forest Stop & Search committee and attended multi agency police intelligence meetings where Mark was instrumental in removing young people from the controversial Gangs Matrix. He also delivered one to one rehabilitative mentoring sessions with inmates inside HMP Feltham, HMP
Thameside, HMP Isis and other prisons across the country. Mark previously assisted with the research of several commissioned reports: ‘From Postcodes to Profit’ and the ‘Lammy Review’. He is keen to continue with this important work and welcomes instructions for all public inquests and inquiries.
Angela puts human connection at the centre of everything she does. Whether she is building bridges with customers and vendors to create successful projects and events or singing with her band, Angela simply loves to connect with people. With over 20 Years’ experience working in corporate Sales and Marketing and Events project management, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge to help accelerate the success and expansion of any organisation.
Throughout her work she has had the opportunity to fulfil her passion for travel throughout the UK, Europe, North America and the Caribbean, which has given her a unique gift of hospitality, a love and respect for diversity and other cultures.
Her other passion is Music and as a semiprofessional backing vocalist serval years ago, she has had the opportunity to record at Abbey Road Studios and sing on various stages including, Royal Albert Hall and Wembley to name but a few.
Born and raised in Berkshire her parents who came to the UK from St Kitts as part of the Windrush generation, always encouraged her to work hard and go after her dreams. She uses that same motivation to help others around her achieve their goals. She is known as a safe counsel for positivity and wisdom and a voice of calm especially in times of crisis. When she is not travelling or singing, Angela enjoys spending time with friends and family eating out, and pottering around her garden.