Boxer Callum Smith backs Liverpool school’s Stop Knife Crime campaign

Champion boxer Callum Smith will be the guest of honour at a special school activity day in Liverpool to warn about the dangers of knife crime and raise money for Sport Relief.

On Friday 15 March, Faith Primary School in Everton will be educating year six children about the dangers of getting involved with gangs and carrying bladed weapons, as part of the city’s ‘Real Men Don’t Carry Knives’ and #NoMoreKnives campaigns.

It will see the current WBC super-middleweight title holder presenting prizes for a football tournament taking place as part of the day, supported by Everton FC and Merseyside Police.

Pupils will also be taking part in a sponsored static bike ride to raise money for Sport Relief and local foodbanks.

Faith Primary School head Alan Williams said: “We all know that knife crime is a growing problem and we want to play our part in the initiatives happening across the city to tackle it.

“This won’t just be a day of sporting activities – the main purpose of the day will be to educate children who are set to start high school in September of the danger of knives.

“We are delighted to be hosting Callum Smith – he is a fantastic role model for young people – and are determined to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief and local food banks who do such amazing work supporting struggling families.”

Councillor Liz Parsons, Cabinet member for communities and partnerships, added: “There is great work going on across Liverpool to tackle knife crime and get the message across that carrying a bladed weapon can have serious consequences.

“It is great that Faith Primary School is holding this event, which is not just raising awareness of an important issue but also raising money for charity.”

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