DJ Lee Butler takes to the ring in support of No More Knives

City DJ heavyweights are stepping into the ring to raise awareness and funds for No More Knives.

Fusion nightclub, Fleet Street will play host to two boxing fixtures on 15th December 2018 as Radio City DJ, Lee Butler takes on Paul Bentley and John Hughes squares up with Simon Ross in a bid to raise funds for No More Knives.

Having spent his career on the decks at city clubs and bars, Lee has always been an avid supporter of safe, fun nights out in Liverpool, and now he’s throwing his weight behind the No More Knives campaign.

Watch above as Lee chats with DJ Robbie Edwards in a frank interview the reality of knife crime and how losing a loved one has devastating consequences. 

In the same week that Liverpool Cathedral welcomed The Knife Angel, Lee invited fellow DJ and good friend, Robbie Edwards in to The Guide Liverpool studios to find out how knife crime has effected his family since losing his older brother.

Robbie’s brother was fatally stabbed to death in the city when Robbie was just 11. He talks openly about how the loss of his brother effected his entire family and has a message for those carrying knives, he said: “If you’re carrying a knife, or think you have to protect yourself because you’ve got beef with another firm of lads or whatever it is, just think.

“Think, because you’re not going to just seriously hurt somebody, you’re going to absolutely, catastrophically kill and ruin a complete family.

“Please get behind this event, help raise awareness and let’s get Liverpool safe.”

As the city continues to reel from the fatal stabbing of youngsters such as Sam Cook and Daniel Gee-Jamieson, Merseyside Police has joined forces with Joe Anderson, Liverpool City Council, bars, clubs and victims families to support #NoMoreKnives with various initiatives.

Clubbers have seen knife gateways constructed in the main nightlife hot spots around the city where revellers can be scanned to check they’re not carrying a concealed weapon.

Tickets are now on sale for Boxing & Beats for #NoMoreKnives, which begins at 5:30pm. The night is split into two with 3 x 2 minute rounds in the ring, plus a full support card, followed by a club night after party from 10pm-3am.

The Club Classics after-party line-up is amazing and features the likes of 2Funky2, Sosumi, Lee Butler and a whole host of DJ’s bringing the sounds of  Reminisce, The State, 051, Buzz and more back to raise much needed funds for the city-wide #NoMoreKnives campaign.

Boxing & after party tickets are £30, after party tickets are £20. To book ring side tables and booths (including tickets) Call 07581 184670 or head to Skiddle here for more information.

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