THE family of murdered 27-year-old Daniel Kennell is calling for the city to unite against knife violence in a Coventry Says No rally on Saturday.
An emotive mass meeting will take place in Broadgate, Coventry city centre, on Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm.
The family set up The Daniel Kennell Foundation following his death in St Austell Road, Wyken, last July. Daniel’s school friend Ryan Preston was sentenced to 22 years in prison at Warwick Crown Court on January 25 this year after fatally stabbing him with a 12cm folding knife, in a cocaine and alcohol fuelled attack.
They are looking for members of the community to help them make a stand in creating awareness and preventing serious youth violence, as well as appealing to other families who have been affected by knife crime.
A touching statement on The Daniel Kennell Foundation Facebook page reads: “We need your help.
“Nobody should be forgotten and we want everyone to be remembered. For any families of victims affected by knife crime/serious crime PLEASE contact us direct with names dates and photos of your loved ones we want to let them be remembered and never forgotten. Put names forward, tag somebody, it doesn’t matter how long ago they were taken, they have a right to be thought of and prayed for.
“Message through this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org We are here for you.”