Daniel O’Brien BCAc

Baroness Wilcox, Daniel O’Brien and Alison Eddy from Irwin Mitchell

Danny created Anti-Knife UK as a not for profit organisation in 2008 to raise awareness of knife crime and to campaign against it. Danny has raised awareness of problems surrounding knife crime in the local area and the impact it has on communities.

During his time working for Anti-Knife UK Danny helped organise the People’s March, which was

standing against those who murdered others with knives. He has also organised a special memorial service for families who had been affected by knife crime and fatal stabbings. He also contacts companies and shops that glamorise knives and knife crime.

The biggest impact that he has had has been with the Thumbs Down to Knife Crime Campaigns. He has run these campaigns on several occasions and has had the support of many people.

Danny has stuck to a promise he made to a friend after their child was murdered by knife crime.

He continues despite having his own long-term health issues which often cause him pain. He has depression and post-thrombotic syndrome but this does not stop him fighting for something he believes in and educating those around him against knife crime.

Danny was awarded the Redbridge Mayor Award in 2013.