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As Hereford bids farewell to the Knife Angel, the official figures have just come in and during the month that the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression was on display at Hereford Cathedral there were 102,000 visitors.

£9,200 raised from the generosity of visitors filling the charity boxes - these funds will go toward the continuation of supplying educational resources and workshops for schools and youth organisations.

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Knife Angel Statue on the lorry heading back to the British Iron Works Centre in Oswestry, photo courtesy of our friend Jon Simpson (official knife Angel Hereford photographer) 

284 knives, 2 guns were surrendered and there is still a surrender box at Hinton Community Centre, so we don’t know what is in there yet.


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Alison Davies looks at the hundreds of weapons and knives handed in.

What a fabulous achievement by Alison Davies and Meryl Cain who have worked tirelessly for over 2 years just to bring the monument to Hereford. 

Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with Meryl Cain and a small group of friends wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. The team’s involvement with this project was carried out on a completely voluntary basis. The group are known as The Knife Angel Hereford Team.

Hereford Voice is so proud to have been able to promote and support the Knife Angel Hereford project as an official 'Working Partner' for the many months leading up to the arrival of the statue in Hereford last month and would like to thank Alison Davies, Meryl Cain and the whole team behind the scenes for being hugely successful in highlighting the devastating impact violence has on all our lives and for boosting tourism in Hereford by bringing this fabulous statue to our city.

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  • Hereford Voice changed the title to Positive Hereford | Over 100,000 People Visited Knife Angel Hereford

An interesting sculpture but the visitor number?

I was past it quite often and there was always a number of visitors but it was never really crowded

It was on display for 28 days so at total of 102,000 that is some 3600 a day

I am not decrying the event just querying the visitor numbers

And you can always hand in unwanted knives at the police station

 

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6 hours ago, Aylestone Voice said:

An interesting sculpture but the visitor number?

I was past it quite often and there was always a number of visitors but it was never really crowded

It was on display for 28 days so at total of 102,000 that is some 3600 a day

I am not decrying the event just querying the visitor numbers

And you can always hand in unwanted knives at the police station

 

We passed many times and there was always a lot of people coming and going throughout the day, so not surprised at the numbers. 

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