Organiser of The Knife Project, Mel Hopwood thanks whole community of Harlow for their support

Crime / Sat 16th Sep 2023 at 06:23am

WHEN WE first interviewed Mel Hopwood a few years ago, we left her home thinking that her plans to bring The Knife Angel to Harlow seemed too ambitious and too much hard work.

We clearly underestimated the formidable Mel Hopwood and her ability to bring a community together.

Not only the people of Harlow but also work with all the key agencies like the police and the council.

It was quite a moment to see the Knife Angel arrive and quite a moment to see Mel on the stage delivering an impassioned speech.

On Friday, we went up to the Knife Angle to speak to Mel about how the month of activities have gone on and reflect on what it has meant to Mel and the people of Harlow.



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9 Comments for Organiser of The Knife Project, Mel Hopwood thanks whole community of Harlow for their support:

Bruce Downey
2023-09-16 07:20:16

Up close and personal, the other day..Amazing 😱

Anne Arnold
2023-09-16 08:29:38

Franko that is irrelevant even if he was which I don’t believe he was a life was taken and no one deserves that

2023-09-16 08:50:07

Franko What a wanker you are to say that That was Mel’s son a life tragically taken Best you do one and f**k right off

Graham Lambert
2023-09-16 09:28:50

Well done Mell Tommy would be so proud of you

James Griggs
2023-09-16 10:04:25

Mel is a Harlow Hero! Bringing so much good and positivity from a personal tragedy, she is absolutely amazing, it’s an honour to call her a friend. I urge anyone who hasn’t already done so to visit the Angel and speak to Mel, it’s a very emotional and powerful experience.

2023-09-16 10:40:34

You did it Mel! I have so much respect for you girl.

2023-09-16 12:27:42

Well done Mel, you are an inspiration and the love for your son is helping so many other people, Keep going.

2023-09-16 20:00:10

When I was young and in care. I had no one but at least I had youth club and boxing clubs I used to go to but these kids don’t even have any. Government and local councils only care about building flats and bringing London rejects to town

Jennifer Steadman
2023-09-17 18:39:56

Mel, you are an absolute foofing hero!! This monument has done its job already!! People are talking, people are gathering, people are understanding & learning. I have been so proud to have played a tiny part in helping & supporting you & look forward to supporting you in the future with the Tommy Jones Project. Look what you've done Mel, look what youve done!! ♥️💚♥️

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