Ladies and Gentlemen, unaccustomed as I am to grovelling, please bear with me just this once.Â You may, or may not, know that I have taken a keen interest in the Knife Angel project (or National Monument Against Violence And Aggression) Briefly, this is a 25 foot statue of an Angel made from knives supplied from Knife Amnesty bins across the UK.Â To date, about 100,000 knives have been supplied and incorporated into the Angel.Â If you are unaware you can find out the basics of the Knife Angel project here, or just Google â€œKnife Angelâ€,Â She even has her own Facebook Page here
I have been fortunate enough to have been invited to meet the Chairman, Managing Director and the sculptor who created the Angel.Â Their passion is immediately evident.Â The Angel is HUGE and a very powerful piece of work.Â It will be finished next year and their ultimate ambition is to get it displayed on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square, an aim I whole-heartedly agree with, and so, apparently do thousands of others who have signed an online petition.Â I think it would send a wonderful message to the public about knife crime.Â Some of the individual blades are engraved with messages from the families of knife crime victims.
If you agree, I would ask you to do three, not very onerous, things to help the â€˜Angel teamâ€™;
1). Please sign and share the petitionÂ supporting the Angel going on to the 4th plinth.
2). Please consider writing to your MP asking him/her to support the proposal
3). Please write to the Mayor of London suggesting and supporting this powerful work of art to sit atop the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
If you, your family, or anyone else you know has been the victim of Knife Crime it is not too late to get a message engraved upon a blade, just contact the British Ironworks Centre for more info.
Finally, please feel free to share this plea anywhere on SM you might wish to.
I thank you, as do the creators.