An event to raise funds to help fight youth knife crime and also remember its victims is taking place at Carlton Town this Sunday (July 14).
The Taken Too Soon event will take place at the club’s ground on Stoke Lane and starts at 10am.
The main event will be a charity football match which will see an AC13 ALL Stars (Pro Celebrity) XI take on a Nottinghamshire Police All Star XI
As well as the match, a soccer skills school, rides and bouncy castle and food and refreshment will also be on offer.
There will be music from a number of artists including Trinity Square, who recently on BBC Radio 1Xtra and Hollie Fallon.
Some of the city’s top talent will also be taking to the stage to battle it out on the day to win the Nottingham’s Got Talent competition.
A number of guest speakers have also been lined up to speak. These include knife crime campaigner Trish Bergan and Channel Wallace from hit BBC documentary ‘Life After My Brother’s Murder’.
Taken Too Soon is the brainchild of Roger Henry who has been campaigning for many years on a better future for the youth of Nottingham.
He told Gedling Eye: ” Our aim through the Taken Too Soon campaign is rid the gang culture and youth violence that surrounds the city to make it a better place for all of us to live in.
“The Taken Too Soon event is a full day of activity, celebration and remembrance of loved ones whose lives have been taken too soon either through illness or through violence.
“It’s also a day of action to prevent this happening to others in future.”
Tickets for the event, which runs until 8pm, cost £10 for adults or £5 for children. A family ticket is available for £20.
Monies raised from the event will be awarded to the Nottinghamshire Ending Youth Violence Network and help support organisations that tackle serious and violent crime across the region.
You can get information about tickets by emailing takentoo[email protected]
To get updates about the event visit the Taken Too Soon Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/takentoosoonevents/