Everton in the Community helps to combat knife crime
EVERTON IN THE COMMUNITY HELPS TO COMBAT KNIFE CRIME THANKS TO HOME OFFICE FUNDING
Ten ‘KnifeSavers’ kits have been distributed across Merseyside by Everton in the Community thanks to funding received from the Home Office in Liverpool and fan group County Road Bobblers.
The KnifeSavers Bleed Control Kits empower people to deal with bleeding caused by knife injuries and have been shared with the charity’s PL Kicks delivery sites across Liverpool City Region.
Key delivery staff at each of these 10 venues have also received online training with the KnifeSavers team to educate them on how to use the kits effectively to save a life.
PL Kicks gives young people access to free football sessions, sports sessions and workshops, providing them with opportunities, support and pathways to achieve their full potential. Aimed at eight to 18-year-olds, Kicks engages young people in positive activities through their passion for football, while also addressing topics covering everything from equality and inclusion to youth violence and knife crime.
Lara King, Senior Programme Manager at Everton in the Community, said: “We are very appreciative to the Home Office and the County Road Bobblers for their donations, which will help provide our delivery sites across Merseyside with the tools they need to help save a life after a knife injury.
“We work all year round to raise awareness to young people about knife crime and, equipped with these Bleeding Control Kits, staff and young people can be empowered to save the lives of those affected by knife crime and make a positive difference to communities.”