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.


We constantly improve our services by staying focused on outcomes.


Preventing knife crime requires collective action. We work with young people, government and stakeholders because we recognise that we can’t do this alone.



We reflect the young people and communities we work with. We are non-judgemental and understanding.

The Power of Education

We believe in prevention through education. Young people should be educated about the dangers of knife crime.



We are an inclusive and universal charity. We believe it’s important that everyone is educated about the dangers of knife crime and how to stay safe.



We reflect the true, real experience of real people with real stories. Our work is always reflective and representative of people with lived experience of knife crime.



Charity certification Mental Health First Aid Training Mental Health First Aid Mental Health is something which affects us all on a daily basis. In recent months we have seen an increase of those suffering from their mental health therefore at TAKSAL we understand the importance of having a team trained in First Aid Mental Health. We believe