Relay race raises £5,000 for #kNOwKnifeCrime

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Teachers and students from Southport Learning Trust have collectively raised more than £5,000 for the #kNOwKnifeCrime campaign, through a relay race event.

The students embarked on a huge challenge, participating in a relay race event where they carried a Knifesavers knife kit as the relay baton from one school to another.

#kNOwKnifeCrime was established by 2019 Merseyside Woman of the Year, Laura Hughes, who established the campaign in memory of her brother Colin McGinty, who was stabbed to death in a shocking case of mistaken identity in 2001.

Speaking of the challenge, Laura said: “We are feeling incredibly pleased and inspired by the incredible efforts of all the teachers and students from Southport Learning Trust! Their dedication and commitment shone through as they collectively raised over £5,000, which was used to purchase and install Knifesavers bleed control kits and cabinets outside each school.

“This remarkable act not only demonstrates their solidarity but also sends powerful positive waves across the community, emphasising the importance of everyone’s safety. Thank you, Southport Learning Trust, for your unwavering dedication and ongoing efforts. Together, we say #kNOwKnifeCrime.”


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