Live your life drop the knife was founded in Runcorn in response to rising violent crime and knife crime against residents of Halton. The campaign hopes to educate young people that its not OK to carry weapons, that its OK to run away and that there is always an alternative option – to Live Your Life and Drop The Knife!
Knife crime in the UK is at all all time high in England and Wales, with 61 deaths in 16-24 group and 215 deaths relating to stabbings alone in the 12 months leading up to March 2017, and with a growing trend of this figure will set to rise in 2018, with Runcorn alone having over 184 incidents involving knives in 2017!
Live Your Life Drop The Knife will be working with local schools, colleges, businesses and sports clubs to provide education services to the local area, providing emergency aid training, first aid and more. A campaign providing educational and awareness within Halton by placing posters around the area in participating stores, schools and more. We will also be working with local media outlets and social media to increase this coverage and education program.