We have been a part of many events across the UK including an inspiring charity football match featuring household names from sports, films and television. Find out how The Safety Guide Foundation has been helping children and communities below.
We kicked off the month with the awe-inspiring ‘Joe Egan’s All Star Football Match’ down in Evesham, raising funds in memory of those lost to knife crime attacks.
The Safety Guide Foundation joined forces with Winning Mindsets, Big Joe Egan and Growers United FC in a bid to tackle knives on the streets of Evesham and the UK as a whole. The event was established after the death of family man, Simon Jones – one of the first 100 victims of knives in 2019.
Players from across the country joined forces including; Emmerdale’s, Joe Warren-Plant, Game of Thrones actor, Tamer Hassan and Ex Manchester City striker, Mel Eves to name a few.
The Safety Guide Foundation team took to the pitch, with Stuart Maddox in goal, Robin Reid and Byron Highton pounding the field with some fearsome tackles and powerhouse shots on goal.
After 90 minutes of heart-pounding, adrenaline pumping action the All Stars Team featuring Safety Guide won the overall match 4-2 – emerging victorious and snatching the title of winners from the home grown professionals, Growers Football Club.
Our protective services team, Rebecca and Josh took to the Tameside streets with local organisations including; LGBT Out Loud, Active Tameside and Manchester Police to discuss events and issues affecting the area with local residents – offering advice, information and signposting opportunities as part of an awareness event established by police forces and councils at Ashton Under Lyne Markets.
Designed to give the chance for members of the community to address concerns they have with issues affecting them, the team spoke to children, parents and families alike, giving out information on crimes, referring to local organisations such as Collyhurst and Moston Amateur Boxing Club and local educational establishments.
We have also been travelling to schools and sporting clubs in different counties with our inspirational anti-bullying talks and sensational seminars teaching children how they can overcome issues affecting them in a positive way.
Professional boxer and 3 time world champion boxer and Olympic medallist, Robin Reid and Stuart Maddox journeyed to CandyStripe in Leeds, Whittingham Primary school in Northumberland and Selby Boxing Gym in Leicester to highlight to students that they can achieve anything despite their upbringing, background or circumstances.
Children took to the ring with the Safety Guide champions in an hour long interactive boxing training session, made to give participants a taste of boxing and showing students that they have the potential to channel their energy into something new and potentially life changing.
The Safety Guide Foundation team also spoke to over 40 Gloucester head teachers about knife crime and what we can do within our communities to eradicate incidents on our streets.
Anti-Knife Crime Ambassador, Byron Highton told teachers from across the region the tragic story of his brother Jon-Jo and the emotional turmoil the family was left in after his murder.
The professional bodybuilder also held a question and answer session with presentation participants about the issues affecting local children and ways that educators can get the message of no knives across to their classes.
If that wasn’t enough, Highton also took to the airwaves with his brand new single after being in the studio for the past few weeks.
‘Idiots Game’ produced by BLKY is the newest track from Highton’s grime catalogue telling R-Rated tale of how knives and the associated crimes have affected him emotionally, physically and impacted the lives of those closest around him.
It’s be an absolutely jam-packed month for the Safety Guide Foundation team with this being just the beginning of our mission to help young people and communities. If you know of a school, family or individual that needs help, advice or resources get in touch with us online or via the details on our contact page to discuss with us how we can be of assistance.
Manchester based child safety resource; The Safety Guide Foundation appeared on BBC North-West last week in a bid to help tackle the 'national crisis' of knife crime in disadvantaged areas across the country.
The country's most dedicated safety information provider appeared on the news after police figures showed that knife crime is rising at a rapid rate outside of London.
Did you know that the number of knife crime offences has risen by two-thirds since 2014?
"The number of children being bullied has risen significantly in recent years according to watchdog, OFCOM"
UK based Community Interest Company; The Safety Guide Foundation has teamed up with former Olympic boxer, Robin Reid to help tackle bullying in UK schools.
The Manchester based foundation and Reid have been touring primary schools with professional boxer, Stuart Maddox, giving educational and informative question and answer sessions across the country to help educate schools on bullying and the social issues surrounding the topic.
About 42 percent of kids have been bullied while online with one in four being verbally attacked more than once.
A North-West based children’s safety collective has donated funding raised for projects and causes to a boxing club in one of Manchester’s most disadvantaged communities.
The Safety Guide Foundation donated £500 to the Collyhurst and Moston Amateur Boxing Club after police commissioners and MP’s warned that a ‘broken’ system of school and social funding left youngsters “sucked into criminality”
Between 2010 and 2017-18 councils suffered a 29% cut in funding equal to £3bn.