Letter’s to Loved Ones: Valentine’s Day Campaign

This campaign is dedicated to spreading the message of love whilst raising awareness of the impacts that knife crime and violence has on individual lives. Through sharing these stories, we aimed to diversify the current narrative that knife crime is solely a youth issue experienced by a certain demographic. With the support of our community behind us, we hope to collectively plan for the future and bring about real change for all!

This campaign is really special to us because LNK began in 2007 through using T-shirts as an awareness campaign to prevent young people from carrying knives. The T-shirts gathered momentum, and this was the beginning of LNK's story. By spreading awareness with our new T-shirts, we were able to bring knife crime discussions back into public consciousness.

LNK thanks everyone who has taken part in Letter’s to Loved Ones this Valentine’s Day. This campaign aims to raise awareness on the ongoing issue of knife crime and help remember those we have lost as more than just statistics but people who have left an impact on the world. We have used people’s real-life stories to educate the next generation of young people on the effects knife crime has on those who have lost loved ones.

We wish to give a special thanks to Aaron, Andre & Beverly for being so open and honest with us and for allowing LNK to share their personal stories for our cause.


Knife crime: As Prevalent as ever

The impact of COVID-19 has been especially damaging to disadvantaged young people over the last few months, and with schools closed, knife crime continues to plague our communities.

Although knife crime figures in London are yet to be officially confirmed, the BBC have reported that, as of the 9th October 2020, The BBC reported as of the 9th October 2020, there were over 100 homicides in the capital for a sixth consecutive year-with 55 of these being fatal stabbings.

For comparison, there were 73 fatal stabbings in London throughout the whole of 2018, and in 2019 there were 67 between January and the beginning of September. In the year ending March 2020, there were also over 46,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales- the highest number of offences since records began

Evidently even during a global pandemic and spending half the year in national lockdown, knife crime is as prevalent as ever.


To read our Letters To Loved Ones, please click on the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l1980nlqhup3cxc/AAAdYmIuSgebTGYpVq_YqUDIa?dl=0 

Or follow our campaign online @LNKcharity or #LETTERSTOLOVEDONES



If you would like to support the work that we are doing financially, please donate here. We massively appreciate donations of all sizes so whatever you contribute is amazing.

Purchase a t-shirt

Purchasing one of our 'Lives Not Knives' t-shirts stands as a sentimental and effective way of spreading our message and raising awareness about knife crime. These t-shirts come in a different colours and sizes and are priced at £10.

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