Herefordshire Business Board supports Knife Angel visit
Herefordshire Business Board is proud to support the visit of the Knife Angel to Hereford City next summer.
The Knife Angel, otherwise known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, will be hosted by Hereford Cathedral for 28 days from 14 June to 12 July 2021 (revised dates). It is a stunning sculpture standing 27ft high and weighing 3.5 tons that is made entirely from over 100,000 knives received from 43 police forces across the UK. Bringing it to Hereford will raise awareness of the catastrophic impact that violent and drug crime has on individuals, families and communities.
Herefordshire Business Board’s Chairman, Frank Myers MBE, is on the Knife Angel Hereford’s Steering Committee and Herefordshire Business Board is investing in the community by providing admin support to the Knife Angel Hereford Project Team. The Board believes that the sculpture’s visit to Hereford will attract a significant number of tourists to the county, with clear benefits to the local economy.
The Knife Angel Project team (led by Alison Davies – who lost her son to knife crime in 2018 – and Meryl Cain) is looking for sponsors (in kind and cash) and volunteers to help with the Knife Angel’s visit to Hereford. Further details are available by Knife Angel Sponsors Brochure – Final – or please visit the project’s website. To express your interest in the project, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bishop of Hereford, who Chairs the Knife Angel Hereford’s Steering Committee, recorded a Christmas message of support. This can be viewed on the Hereford Cathedral You Tube channel.
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