The Liam Taylor Legacy
2257. Julie Taylor
Julie Taylor, from Essex, has been campaigning against anti-knife crime after the death of her 19-year-old-grandson Liam in a stabbing incident on 31 January 2020.
Following Liam’s death, Julie has dedicated herself to fundraising for critical bleed control kits throughout Essex. The kits are highly visible bags containing items including dressings, tourniquets and chest seals, designed to prevent people from bleeding to death before emergency services arrive. With the support of family, friends and the local community, Julie has raised over £37,000 for more than 250 life-saving kits, alongside two defibrillators and several 24-hour accessible cabinets to a range of venues, with the kits so far saving the lives of four people.
Julie visits schools, colleges, young offenders institutions and prisons to share her experiences of losing Liam and to talk about the devastation and impact that can be caused by knife and violent crime.
Julie has also organised two ‘Angel Walks’ in Essex, bringing together those who have lost someone to violent crime, to provide a time for reflection and to remember their loved ones in a service at Chelmsford Cathedral.
“I am so delighted to have been recognised for the work of ‘The Liam Taylor Legacy’. We truly as a family are so honoured to dedicate our life to helping do all we can to stop knife and violent crime.
“Truly I do not have the words to thank you enough, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
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