The Knife Angel needs you!
The Council working in partnership with West Mercia Police are bringing the Knife Angel to Southwater Square in March.
The impressive 27ft sculpture made from 100,000 knife blades, is touring the country to raise awareness of knife crime in the UK highlighting the dangers and effects of knife crime and educate young people in alternative activities.
Getting approval for the Knife Angel to come to Telford is a real privilege. It is a huge operation from transporting the sculpture from its previous location in Gateshead, safely off-loading the sculpture and securing it in place in Southwater Square for the whole month of March.
It is expected the Knife Angel will be seen by tens of thousands of local residents while also attracting lots of visitors from other areas.
Over 40 Telford & Wrekin Schools have already confirmed they will be bringing their pupils to view the Knife Angel and to take part in a theatre workshop that highlights the consequences of carrying a knife run by local theatre company Loudmouth.
Local businesses are supporting the Knife Angel’s arrival by offering their services or through sponsorship and there are still opportunities for sponsorship including infrastructure, support services, volunteer welfare and support, cash support for community creative activities .
If you think you can help sponsor the Knife Angel in Telford, please contact Jodie Lloyd our events co-ordinator on 01952 380982 or email Jodie.Lloyd@telford.gov.uk.
Many thanks to these businesses who are already sponsoring the Knife Angel coming to Telford: Balfour Beatty, MSM Hire, Idverde, KRL, PP Electrical, Rob Finney Photography, Walker Health & Safety Services to name just a few.
Councillor Richard Overton, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Enforcement, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Knife Angel to Telford and to support its campaign, raise awareness of the effects of knife crime and help the borough play its part in helping to prevent this.
“We hope more local businesses will step forward by offering their services or sponsorship as knife crime can affect any person, family or community, as we have seen in recent weeks.”