The national monument against violence and aggression, the Knife Angel, is visiting Derby later this year.
The spectacular 27ft sculpture, made from up to 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife banks during police amnesties across the country, will be based next to Derby Cathedral for 28 days in October. It was created by the British Ironwork Centre, by sculptor Alfie Bradley to highlight the impact knife crime has on people, families and communities.
“As a proud Derby based business, Work Wallet are honoured to support the Knife Angel’s visit to the city.” Jonathan Gray CEO of Work Wallet.
The fact that Derby has been chosen as one of the cities to host the monument is a credit to the community and teamwork of those involved.
One of the main drivers of the Knife Angel coming is Rachel Webb. Rachel’s son, Tom, was 22-years-old when he was stabbed and killed in St Peter’s Street by a 16-year-old boy in January 2016. Later that year Rachel supported an amnesty held across Derbyshire and knives from this amnesty were donated towards the creation of the sculpture.
“When we first heard about the Knife Angel coming to Derby we knew that we had to put our full support behind it, all of our staff are very proud to be helping with this important monument.” Jonathan Gray CEO of Work Wallet.
Work Wallet is one of a small group of local businesses who have offered their help and expertise, others include Bowmer and Kirkland, Mercia Image Ltd, Greendog, QSC Signs and Graphics, Total Hire and Sales, G Wathall and Son Ltd and Silver X Logistics.