Tanterton and Ingol residents invited to hard-hitting anti-knife crime presentation

Posted on - 8th July, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Ingol, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Tanterton, What's On in Preston
A previous anti-knife crime event – Byron Highton and Police at the JJ Effect youth club

Children aged 10-16 in Tanterton and Ingol are being invited to watch an anti-knife crime presentation at the Tanterton Village Centre on Tuesday 20 July at 6pm.


The event is being provided by The JJ Effect and Preston Here for Humanity, and spaces are limited unless restrictions do ease on Monday 19 July.

The JJ Effect is a Preston organisation that shows a hard-hitting anti-knife crime presentation to encourage youngsters not to carry weapons.

It was formed by Byron Highton in memory of his brother Jon-Jo, who was murdered in Preston, and the perpetrator used a knife.

Read more: Brother of Jon-Jo Highton launches knife crime campaign ‘The J-J Effect’ in his name

The JJ Effect work with the CPS, NHS, police, prisons and other national services to deliver the project in schools, community groups and anywhere else that the presentation is requested.

Byron works tirelessly to remove knifes from the streets including interventions where parents will contact Byron with their concerns.

The JJ Effect have been handed around 28 knifes this year, which have been given to Preston Police to keep them off the streets.

Read more: The JJ Effect youth club are undertaking a 24-hour challenge to raise money for cancer patient

The presentation is not normally available for members of the public to attend, but this is the second time Preston Here For Humanity have been able to make it accessible.

The first time, they showed the presentation in Plungington and Ashton, and now it will be shown in Tanterton and Ingol.

Preston Here For Humanity believe if it can educate one person on the dangers of carrying knifes then it’s worth it.

If you would like to attend with your child, email here.

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