Take a Knife, Save a life is a charitable organisation that's main objectives are to tackle knife crime. Take a knife save a life use a variety of volunteers with different skill sets and qualifications, including:-SIA/CP trained, First aiders, safe guarding, youth workers, mental health first aiders, boxing coaches, football coaches
Take a knife save a life was founded by Stephen Gowers in the wake of the horrific and senseless murder of teenager Jodie Chesney, a bright young lady with a heart of gold . This senseless murder inspired the community of Havering to stand up and join together to raise awareness and combat knife crime in the community.
Volunteers patrol the Borough, interacting with youths and partake in regular weapon sweeps, resulting in volunteers finding hundreds of knifes and removing from harms way.TAKSAL became a registered charity on the 10th of July 2020 and have gone from strength to strength.