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The Knife Angel, otherwise known as the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is coming to Surrey throughout March 2023. Standing 27ft high and weighing 3.5 tons, it is a spectacular sculpture of an angel. Created over two years, the sculpture uses 100,000 knives collected during amnesties from 43 police forces across the UK.

Together with partners, charities and organisations, and sponsors, the team at Guildford Cathedral wish for as many people to experience this remarkable sculpture as possible. Across Guildford and Surrey, we will.

  • Host a series of educational workshops for schools
  • Hold Interactive events for families and young people
  • Work in partnership with and supporting organisations across the county involved with tackling violence and aggression
  • Creation of Videos and Resources by Schools to share with other Schools
  • Transport of Knife Angel
  • Transport for School Children to visit the Monument
  • Cover Security Costs
  • Lighting for the Knife Angel
  • Leave a Legacy | a donation made to charity partners at the end of the Knife Angel stay in Guildford

To achieve these ambitions, the team need to secure pledges and sponsorship from local organisations and businesses and the community.




The cost of bringing Knife Angel to the community and the provision of a Legacy Fund, is not small and we need the help of the business and people of Surrey to make this happen.


SPONSORSHIP The Sponsorship Document can be found here Sponsorship

Are you a Business or Individual that can sponsor one 24 hour period of Security for £340?

ONLINE | Via the Online Giving Platform ENTHUSE

TEXT | Text KNIFEANGEL to 70450 to Donate £10 (plus your normal message rate)

Are you a Business that can sponsor one 24 hour period of Security for £340?

If you are able to offer In Kind services, wish to donate or support please contact Nicola Pratt, Head of Development who can talk through any offers of support you are able to give.

Email |  Call | 01483 547884



Highlight your Work!

Does your Charity or organisation provide support for those affected by domestic violence, violence against women and girls or are you a youth charity?  Would you like the opportunity to highlight your work?

We are offering a day or more, if you can, to stand with the Knife Angel (outside) to talk to visitors, and highlight the work of your charity/organisation. Slots are either 9-1pm & 1-6pm or both! More than one date welcomed! 

Organisations can collaborate on the same session to supporteach other where there may be only one person available from an organisation. 

If you would like to highlight your work, please contact Mary Beal, Visitor Experience Officer, email Mary on or call 01483 547874 to find out more and schedule a day/days.



Come and visit whilst Knife Angel is at the Cathedral, Spread the word. Start a conversation to keep our communities safe.