My talks in the London borough Havering are voluntary, as it's where I was brought up & committed a lot of crime, so I wanted to put something back into this community. (Outside this borough there is a fee as I'm not a charity neither am I funded).
I travel all over the UK visiting 100s of primary/secondary schools, youth centres, young offenders and many professional football clubs on their 'football in the community' projects, speaking with around 50,000 kids every year.
The age range of the kids I speak to start from 7 through to young adults and I do tailor my workshops for the younger ones, giving them a watered down version of my life. Each workshop lasts around 45 min allowing 15 min for Q & A but most of my feed back come through twitter & Instagram (@paulhannaford).
Since 2009 I've spoken to well over 300,000 young people giving them a real life insight into drug addition, alcohol, gang life, gun & knife crime, prison life, self harm & bullying.
Every child matters and their future should be a bright one!!!