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Royal College of Physicians events team supports knife crime project

AV team members supporting project aimed at raising awareness of rise in knife crime in local community

Pictured: Callum Plunkett, media services at the RCP, working on the project

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) meetings and events AV team are donating their time and equipment in support of a project aimed at raising awareness of the rise in knife crime in the local community.

The project, taking place in Camberwell, London, involves melting down two tonnes of knives that have been collected by police to form a sculpture that will sit in a peace garden in the Walworth Methodist Church. Three members of the venue’s AV team are helping the cause by contributing their skills to film interviews with those involved in the project, as well as creating motion graphics and a visual aid that can be used on the fundraising website. The team also plans to film the unveiling of the sculpture which is due to take place at the opening ceremony in September this year. 

The sculpture, which was designed by students of Chelsea and Camberwell Colleges of Art, is expected to cost around £8,000 to produce and will be created by local artists. The construction of the peace garden is due to start in July, with all equipment and labour being donated by a local construction team.

Ben Pain, media services manager at the RCP, said: “Apart from being a great cause, the idea of what the sculpture and garden will represent for the community is touching and something we wanted to be a part of.”

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