'Every Metre We Climb Is For A Victim Of Knife Crime' #DROPTHEKNIFE
Location: Mount Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Asia
Trek Length: 130km
Height: 5380M - The same number of people admitted to hospital last year as a result of knife violence.
1 Knife Crime Now Happens On Our Streets Every 16 Minutes
Violence on our streets is at its highest since records began and the problem continues to spread. Leaving more mothers to mourn their children and so much future potential wasted.
#DROPTHEKNIFE is a National program, delivering powerful workshops and effective mentoring to young people in who are at high risk of losing their lives and futures to knife crime and gang violence.
Will Flint set up Drop The Knife CIC after he was a stabbed 12 times in 2017. Will intervened when he saw being attacked on the street but when he did, the man attacking her turned on him. Will was stabbed 12 times and left to bleed out on the street. He suffered a punctured lung, severed spleen and lacerated stomach.
Will was lucky and somehow survived, though he was left with severe nerve damage, heavy scarring, asthma and permanent paralysis of his left diaphragm. Sadly, many victims of knife crime are not as lucky.
In a stand against knife crime, Will, Dave, Alex and Paul are attempting to trek the 130km and scale the 5380m climb to Everest Base Camp.
5380 being the same number of people admitted to hospital last year as a result of a knife attack, this sponsored climb seemed like a fitting tribute.
All sponsorships go directly to funding the workshop and mentoring work Drop The Knife are doing in schools and colleges, helping to prevent our Country's young from being lost to a life of knife crime and gang violence.
Please support the boys by sponsoring the cause!
'Every Metre We Climb Is For A Victim Of Knife Crime'