The Only Cowards Carry Crew

Caroline Shearer BCAc - Founder

Continually driven by the devastating loss of Jay in September 2012, Caroline Shearer has worked tirelessly and with outstanding strength to promote the charity Only Cowards Carry making young people aware of the dangers and impact of knife crime. Caroline started the charity with just a bookmark and since then, has led the charity to educating over 30,000 young people across Essex. Caroline leads a committed team and delivers the messages across the county.

Experienced in fostering in and working with youth, Caroline really engages with
young people, gaining their respect and delivering powerful messages on knife crime and related issues. A force for positive change, Caroline has received the Points of Light Award from David Cameron for Outstanding Volunteering and has received the British Citizen Award. Her charity is her life and her work keeps her going, hoping to prevent others from experiencing what she has.

Caroline brings experience from previous roles as an Area Marketing Manager whole of East Anglia as well as Business Management experience. She is qualified and experienced in Adolescent Fostering and youth counselling.

Omar Lamki -Volunteer

Omar has volunteered with Only Cowards Carry since August 2014.

Omar regularly fundraise's at events and raises awareness of the charity. He also helps out when needed in Only Cowards Carry charity shop. Omar's dedication to the charity allows the organisation to continue delivering vital awareness and continue its success.

Paul Barber - Abassador