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August, 2014

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Title:Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife campaign
Author:British Ironwork Centre 
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A local company’s latest charity project is already gaining huge momentum and public support.

Following the success of the Great British Spoon appeal, the British Ironwork Centre is at an advanced stage of planning the Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife campaign which will see the Centre’s team embark on an extensive tour of UK cities during the coming weeks. They aim to encourage young people carrying knives to relinquish their weapons in return for a hoodie bearing the ‘Save a Life-Surrender Your Knife’ slogan. Surrendered knives will be used to create a spectacular 15-24 feet tall Angel statue in memory of those whose lives have been tragically lost.

The Centre has been overwhelmed by the number of knives which have already been handed in with a flick-knife and carving knife coming from Oswestry and the anonymous donation of a knife collection.

Clive Knowles, Chairman, said ‘We have been reassured by the positive response to our campaign which really seems to have resonated with the people of Shropshire and the general public at large. Many people seem to be genuinely concerned about knife crime and making the streets a safer place for everyone in our communities.’

‘We are appealing to everyone within our county and beyond to help us to rid our streets of these lethal weapons.’

The Centre’s campaign team proudly unveiled the first knife bank in Birmingham, on Friday 22 August, to the nation’s media.

The bespoke knife bank, ‘personalised’ for the city of Birmingham, was designed and created by the British Ironwork Centre and unveiled by several of the mothers who have bravely offered their support to the campaign.

Also in attendance at the launch event at the Hub, Perry Barr, were representatives of Perry Barr’s many community groups, anti-knife crime groups with whom the Centre is collaborating and of Police Forces nationally, as the initiative has now received the formal support of the Police through the kind assistance of Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock, National Lead for Knife Enabled Crime.

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