We work with young people and their families to prevent association with gang crime and knife crime.
When you carry a knife, you are risking everything. Prison, being a victim of crime and even ending up in hospital are all real risks. Beyond this, knife crime has devastating personal effects on you, your friends, and your family.
While some young people pick up a knife to feel safer, they don’t realise that carrying makes them more likely to get into serious danger. A knife can escalate things way out of your control, and make a bad situation much worse.
It might not always seem like it, but putting down the knife will make you safer and help you to reach your full potential. Don’t let prison or serious injury stop you achieving your goals.
London Tigers has been working with Paul Hannaford, an ex-gang member who used to walk streets ‘carrying a large knife and knuckle duster’ and now renowned motivational speaker and inspiration. We provide regular talks on knife crime, gang crime and violence and regularly invite guest speakers such as Paul to speak with our service users from our wider youth programmes across London on such issues.