London Needs you Alive: Don't Carry a Knife
The young people of London are incredible. We want you to know how important you are, that your lives matter and that London would not be London without you.
That’s why you shouldn’t carry a knife.
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"London is one of the safest cities in the world – but knife crime is tragically ruining far too many lives, devastating communities and leaving families bereaved.
It’s time to stop the killing right now. To do this, we need the young people of London to realise how incredible they are and the potential they have.
As Mayor of London, I’m asking you to join me in telling our young people that London needs them alive.
I want them to know how important they are, what they can achieve in this city and that they shouldn’t put their futures at risk by carrying a knife."
Get the information and support you need from organisations across London.*
Kiyan Prince Foundation - North Finchley
lives not knives (LNK) - Croydon
JAGS Foundation - Croydon
Oasis Hub Youth - Waterloo
Dwaynamics - Brixton
Move for Life (MFL) - various locations
ART AGAINST KNIVES - Fitzrovia
The Ben Kinsella Trust - Islington
XLP (The eXceL Project) - Liverpool Street
St. John Ambulance - various locations
* These are independent organisations that supply information and support on knife violence in London.