The Knife Angel

is coming to Hereford

1 June 2021

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The Knife Angel

shining a spotlight on Britain's knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression

The Knife Angel

helping young people understand the impact of violent crime on communities, families and individuals

What is the Knife Angel?

Knife Angel with sculptor Alfie Bradley

The Knife Angel is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. 

Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.

It is a National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, and is coming to Hereford in June 2021

Who are we?

Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with friends Meryl Cain, Pauline Strong and Jan Jefferies wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project is carried out on a voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team.

Hereford Cathedral - West Front

What is the Plan?

The Knife Angel is coming to Hereford in June 2021 for 28 Days, hosted by Hereford Cathedral. During the Knife Angel’s visit we will run a series of workshops and interactive events. It is envisaged that this initiative will continue after the Knife Angel leaves Hereford. The majority of host towns & cities to date have had a knife amnesty whilst the Angel is in situ. We will have a general weapons amnesty, with the approval of West Mercia Police. There is a “knife surrender” secure bin which travels with the Angel.

Events

During the Knife Angel’s stay in Hereford, there will be;

  • Series of free public workshops and interactive events at The Cathedral, and venues in the City
  • National Conference, hosted at The Green Dragon engaging with professionals in related spheres.
  • Dedicated Youth Conference, identifying young people’s needs and issues which they feel have a negative impact on them and their community.
  • Weapon amnesty in operation for the duration of June, approved by West Mercia Police, a secure weapon surrender bin travels with The Angel.
  • Opening and Closing ceremonies.
Knife Angel at Rochester Cathdral

The Plan

Funding

We need to raise funds to cover the transportation of the Angel, and craneage to install, workshops, conferences, promotional campaigns and literature, printing costs, lighting, plus 24-hour security and insurance for this valuable and unique statue.

Donate

Please follow this link to donate via JustGiving

Please send your BACS transfer to:

Nat West Bank
Account name: Knife Angel Hereford
Account no: 62399004
Sort code: 53-50-41

Mail a cheque made payable to:

Knife Angel Hereford” 

to:
Knife Angel Hereford
c/o Alison Davies
1 Lilac cottage
Clehonger
HR2 9SL

How can You Help?

We will need volunteers and sponsors to:

  • Offer pro-bono services or at a reduced rate

  • Assist with visitors/groups arriving to see the Knife Angel, hand

    out leaflets, explain to the public the meaning and making of the Angel

  • Assist with workshops for children of all ages (DBS checks will be needed for this)

  • Devise and organise fundraising events/initiatives

  • Spend time with visitors who have been affected by trauma and signpost them to further support.

Contact

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