On Saturday 12th October we brought #YOURCITYSAYSNO to Coventry. On this day more than 40 locations across the country took part in the campaign. This was to remember those who have lost their lives and to promote peace and unity back in the community.
So many families have been torn apart by knife crime. There is an increase in knife crime in Coventry, as the crime activity has already doubled.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped us get our message across whether it be a speech, a poem or a song. All of the performers that came along did absolutely amazing and delivered a message of positivity and hope.
“Saturday was a very powerful and effective event that had to happen to open the eyes of everyone in our city. We should not have to stand and demonstrate to protect our children’s lives this way. We shouldn’t have to worry if our Children are going to come home and we should not go out in fear of being attacked by a person wielding a knife! We as a family have to live without my son/ brother/ uncle who was unjustly taken by his so called friend. Our life has already been ruined but we are trying to ensure something positive happens to try and prevent anyone else losing their life or living the sentence we have to endure. Saturday was for everyone to come together and say no to knife crime and we did.
We want to say thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who attended. We will make a change and you helped start this journey.
Thank you again”- Mandy Bates (Daniel’s Mother)
Here you can see how our event went for #CoventrySaysNo. Again we are extremely thankful for everyone who helped us get our message across.