Live Donates Services to Highlight Knife Crime
Live, Europe’s largest temporary access company has donated security fencing services to a campaign group in Liverpool to support operations around the installation of a magnificent sculpture ‘Knife Angel’.
Created by artist Alfie Bradley, the 27ft sculpture which took two years to build is constructed from 100,000 blunted knives; all collected from UK Police knife amnesties.
The Knife Angel has been brought to Liverpool by Rob Jackson, a nurse clinician at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals. Rob has worked for over 10 years in the emergency department and in that time has treated countless victims of knife crime.
Working alongside Merseyside Police, Everton in the Community and now Liverpool Cathedral, Rob visits schools and youth clubs to speak to children and young people about the dangers of knives. So far he has reached over 95,000 children and young people with his talks.
Live has donated Anti-climb fencing to protect the sculpture which will spend Christmas and January at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral as a national monument against violence and aggression, and as a memorial to those who lost lives to knife crime.
Live is a division of A-Plant and Richard Thomas CEO explained...
“When we were approached about the project, we were only too happy to help. It is a great cause and the Angel illustrates such an important message. We ourselves, employ young people who often live in areas where knife crime and gang-culture is a way of life, but we’re able to create opportunities through our own apprenticeships, so this was an easy decision for us.”