Seventeen-year-old Jack Beasley was out for a night with friends in Surfers Paradise in 2019 when he was attacked and fatally stabbed by a group of youths. It was 12 days before Christmas.
Within weeks, his grieving parents Belinda and Brett had launched the Jack Beasley Foundation.
Their aim from the outset has been to honour their son’s memory and raise awareness of the dangers, repercussions and snowball effect violence can have on the lives of so many. They want to make communities safer for everyone.
One way they have done this is through an education platform that launched in 2021 and continues to be presented at schools, sporting clubs and youth groups.
Its focus is on educating young people on the prevalence of knives in public places, victim prevention strategies, and the long-term effects and consequences carrying a knife has on so many people.