Dannny Simpson admits his new involvement with the Kiyan Prince Foundation comes after the defender revealed his own night of horror involving a knife attack.
Sixteen-year-old Prince was a member of the QPR academy when knifed to death outside school following an argument in 2006.
The incident was a horrific reminder to Simpson’s own night he would rather forget.
“One of my friends called Mo got stabbed outside my house six or seven years ago,” he said. “People were trying to rob my house and they thought Mo had keys to it.
“There was shouting and screaming, and for whatever reason they stabbed him and ran off.
“There was blood everywhere but he survived, and after seeing things like that, I think I can speak to kids and guide them, and stop them going down that road.”