FAMILIES devastated by knife crime are set to unite for a community day this weekend to remember their loved ones and campaign for action.

The family of popular Stourbridge footballer Ryan Passey who was stabbed to death in Chicago's in The Ryemarket in August 2017 will be joined by anti-knife crime campaigners and a host of families going through similar heartache at the Tackling Knife Crime Together event at Stourbridge Football Club on Sunday September 22.

The event will start at 11am with a 'walk in our shoes' anti-knife crime march from the town clock in Market Street, Stourbridge, to the War Memorial Club at Amblecote.

From midday there will be a remembrance celebration followed by a charity football match which kicks off at 12.30pm.

The match will see the family and friends of Ryan Passey take on the family and friends of stabbing victim Reagan Asbury - and the family-friendly event at the football club will also include live music, bouncy castles, food stalls, a charity auction, a raffle and entertainment from Black Country Radio.

Later that night from 7pm there will also be a DJ and performance by UB40 tribute band Labour of Love.

Anti-Knife UK founder Danny O'Brien will be attending the event along with the families and friends of knife crime victims Stuart Roe, James Brindley, Reagan Asbury, Jordan Taylor, Gee Smith, Fidel Glasgow, Yousef Makki, Daniel Baird, Giovanni Lewis and Jourdan Griffiths.

For full details check out the Justice for Ryan Campaign on Facebook.

Jason Connon, of the Justice for Ryan Campaign, said: "We want the community to come out and support us - not only ourselves but the other families that are travelling to be with us.

"There's a lot of families that feel they haven't had the justice they deserve - and we want to highlight how knife crime can happen anytime to anyone. But it's also a fun day for the community so we've got lots of activities for children.

"If it's as successful as last year when we had about 1,300 people through the gate - we'll be pleased."