18 March 2011

Film brings Crimestoppers message to young people

Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has unveiled a new viral video called 'Don't let it be too late' to introduce young people to their youth brand Fearless and highlight the service the charity provides.

The concept

The film clip is a dramatic portrayal of the way young people have, in some ways, become desensitized to seeing violent acts happen around them and in turn may have become comfortable with not actively speaking about these acts of violence.

Fearless allows young people to give information about crime anonymously via the 0800 555 111 hotline and through fearless.org.

15 March 2011

Single launched this week in aid of the charity Crimestoppers

The Cleveland committee of crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers are helping to launch a single today to help raise awareness of victims of crime.

The single The Last Flower is on sale now and for every CD sold £1.50 goes directly to the charity.
Though I'm usually into my flamenco and and having a strum on my Spanish guitar, this song really 'strikes a chord' so to speak.
Songwriter Al Sask, who penned The Last Flower has a history of writing songs with an emotional subject after he wrote Forever Young: a song for Wootton Bassett.
Do your bit in the fight against crime and get yourself a copy of The Last Flower today.

8 March 2011

'Clean up' on crime as pensioners fight off knife attacker with cleaning liquid

An elderly pair of women managed to ward off a would-be attacker by brandishing a pair of scissors and a bottle of Flash cleaning fluid at a motorway service station in Selby, North Yorkshire.

June Cawkill and Norma Doherty were working at the service station when the cowardly criminal entered and threatened the pair with a knife, ordering them to give him the money from the till.

But the perky pensioners scared the attacker off, one grabbing a pair of scissors and the other chasing him out of the shop with a bottle of Flash cleaning liquid which she'd been using to wipe down the shelves.

The bungled attempt proves that crime doesn't pay as the two women really showed their knife-wielding nemesis who was boss!

Though the bravery of Norma and June can only be described as 'extraordinario' as we would say back home, don't worry if you haven't got any cleaner to hand...instead you can play your part in making your community safer by giving information about crimes anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through the online giving information form.