The parents of murdered schoolboy Jimmy Mizen will hold a “service of peace” dedicated to their son and other youngsters lost to violent crime.
The Prince of Wales is due to attend the Build a Legacy of Peace event to honour the teenager on the second anniversary of his death.
Seated in Westminster Cathedral will also be individuals representing Ben Kinsella, Rob Knox, Damilola Taylor and other high-profile young murder victims.
The website of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, set up as a resource for young people and a support for youth groups, states the service “will be an opportunity for a national call for peace in our communities”.
It adds: “We all have a responsibility to work for peace. The government, police, education and social services cannot do this on their own, no matter how hard they try, without the help, commitment, and encouragement of the rest of society.”
Jimmy was attacked and killed in a shop trying to avoid a fight the day after his 16th birthday on May 10 2008.
His killer, Jake Fahri, was jailed for life for murder.
The service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, while Jimmy’s parents, Barry and Margaret Mizen, will give the address.
Following the service Prince Charles will attend a reception with the families of the young victims of gun and knife crime.
During the day Jimmy’s parents will join television presenter Ben Shephard and Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe to launch a personal safety film campaign for schools produced by the organisation Kids Taskforce.