Milton Keynes Dons SET recognised for work tackling knife crime

MK Dons Sport & Education Trust (SET), MK Dons FC and Stadium MK were recognised for the work and efforts undertaken during the city's ‘month of action’.

The club received Certificates of Recognition from Assistant Chief Constable Dennis Murray and High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, for work raising the profile of anti-violence and Knife Crime.

In December, Milton Keynes hosted the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression (Knife Angel) at Stadium MK. The Knife Angel coming to the City of Milton Keynes brought a month of action as the community stood together against violence of all forms.

Planned events took place throughout December across the city and include as many partners leaving a legacy for the city of Milton Keynes.

Both MK Dons SET provided workshops and engaging educational activities for schools and youth groups to support over 3500 young people at Stadium MK.

READ MORE: Over 4,000 Milton Keynes children join in with activities during month of action against violent crime

During the month of December, staff from MK Dons SET provided workshops, engaged with stadium visitors, and worked alongside MK City Council, Thames Valley Police and other community organisations.

A total of 10,000 people were engaged, ultimately raising awareness and knowledge of how to keep safe and the impact of knife crime on communities.

Following the month of action, MK Dons SET have since worked with Pink Punters and Jason Fathers to develop and install ‘Serious Bleed Kits’ across Milton Keynes.

READ MORE: Local businesses support community bid to increase bleed kits and training in Milton Keynes

Having already raised £2,000 to install 50 kits across Milton Keynes, the target is to provide as many bleed kits to make the communities of our city safer and to best prepare for events of ‘serious bleeds’.

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