On the last Friday of May at Partington Youth Centre we held a knife crime Talkaoke and Football grandstand event.
The purpose was to support our ongoing work surrounding knife crime and the devastating implications of it, and to open the narrative with more young people in our community and their families.
We were joined by Kelly Brown and trustees of Merosworld Foundation, commissioners of our bleed box on the outside of the building, for all to access.
Kelly shared her very personal experience of losing her son Rhamero at 16years of age to knife crime and she led our workshop. Her account of her sons murder was incredibly powerful and emotional and all in attendance were moved.
The People Speak delivered a fast paced and thought provoking round table talkaoke, involving our guests, Andy Burnham GM Mayor, Andrew Western MP, Cllr Tom Ross Leader of Trafford Council and lots of our youth.
Inside, Deputy Mayor of Gm, Kate Green took part in our knife crime workshop and Q and A, hearing from Kelly and Roy from Bury Strategic Partnership.
The afternoon was filmed by students from UTCMediaCityUK and the Football Grandstand was attended and supported by local officers at GMP along with teams including Gorse Hill studios from Old Trafford and Partington’s own girls team, Moss Lane Rovers !
All in all, it was a fantastic event delivered by GMP ARIS funding and a brilliant combined effort from Staff and Volunteers at Partington Youth Centre.
We are thankful to all of our guests for coming along and taking part.