Yvonne joined some of London’s most influential young artists, from grime and rap stars to poets and bloggers, at  Mayor Sadiq Khan’s  launch of a  new campaign to help stop knife crime from claiming young lives in London.
The Mayor’s campaign – London Needs You Alive: don’t carry a knife – sends a positive and inspirational message to young people that their lives are too valuable to be put at risk by carrying a knife. London Needs You Alive is a key part of Sadiq’s Knife Crime Strategy, which was published in June 2017. The strategy not only targets those committing crimes, but also offers Londoners ways out of offending, measures to help keep deadly weapons off the streets, and support for communities and victims.
“London Needs You Alive is a new movement. I want everyone to get involved. By showing the incredible young people of our city how much we need and value them, we could save countless lives,” Sadiq said.
The Mayor has this year committed an additional £625,000 for knife and gang crime projects so communities can protect and educate young people, taking total spending to £7 million.
Londoners are encouraged to share their message on why London needs them alive via social media, using the hashtags #LondonNeedsYouAlive and #LNYA.

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