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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.


Our history

We are a community-based organisation focused on helping to make community’s safer for everyone.

Our Mission

More Police

One of our goals is to help increase the amount of police going round the streets.

Open Youth Centres

We really want to increase and open more youth centres for young people who have nothing to do so they stay off the streets.

Collect Excess Knives

We are currently and will continue to collect knives which have no purpose out side the kitchen.

More Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We’re excited to have you join the team!


Number of Knives Collected

The Guardian Interview

When people ask me if I’ve been personally affected, I feel like I have, There’s not enough police nowadays – we have to start fending for ourselves.

Knives Collected

All the knives we collect in our amnesty bin go towards our statue.

Our statue will look similar to this.

This is the original sketch of what our statue will be like.

It will be made up of 1 heart representing each person who has been killed, forming a big heart.

After melting down all of our knives we shall be commissioning a youth group to make our statue, which will be dedicated to everyone murdered by knife in London in 2019. It will have everyone’s names and dates inscribed on the plinth.

The more knives we get, the bigger our statue will be. We hope for it to be around 7ft tall plus the height of the plinth.



We are a community-based organisation focused on helping to make community's safer for everyone.

1/ We visit Tube Stations & High Streets with our Knife Amnesty Bin taking as many knives off the streets as possible.

2/ We also go door to door collecting unused and excess kitchen knives.

3/ We educate parents on how to make their family's safer and we make them aware of the dangers of knife crime and how they best protect themselves from becoming victims.

4/ We visit Religious & Cultural Leaders so they can spread the word to their community's and so we can unite them as knife crime is indiscriminate and affects everyone.

5/ We take youths from the streets and enrol them into positive ongoing activitys such as football and music workshops with others who were also taken from the streets,  which makes them feel part of something and gives them a sense of worth.

6/ We mentor youths and make them aware of the dangers of being a youth in today's society and on the consequences of carry knives etc.

7/ We liaise with other knife crime groups advising them on how we can collectively reduce knife crime together.


1/ Our main aim is to change the mindset of people as there is hope if we all pull together. Then we can make a massive difference.

2/ We aim to be out visiting busy places in our borough every day with our Knife Amnesty Bin taking as many knives as possible off our streets.

3/ We aim to visit schools churches and mosques mentoring youths as much as possible.

4/ We aim to unite as many organisations as possible so they can do what we do in their borough's.

5/ We aim to make a statue with all the knives we collect in our bin. The statue will be sculpted by a youth group and erected somewhere in Waltham Forest.

6/ We aim to open youth centres

7/ We aim to make our streets safe again

A DIY knife amnesty bin has been set up by residents in east London in response to rising violence.

Since it launched in May, volunteers from BinningKnives Saves Lives have collected 140 knives in Waltham Forest.

Courtney Barrett, who started the initiative, said he had been motivated by rising levels of knife crime close to his home in Leytonstone.

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