Blackpool was very busy last night (Saturday 30th June), with lots of people out & about having a great time & lots of Stags & Hens having that one last blow out with friends & relatives, before their big wedding day. But behind all the smiles, laughs, fun & frolics …
We heard of two stabbings and a fire in the South Shore Area. Street Angels helped 11 young ladies safely into a Mini Bus … Gave out 9 pairs of Flip-Flops to those walking around in bare feet on streets covered with glass & goodness knows what else … We also assisted the police with two assault victims (one a Woman) & dealt with a youth lost in the centre of town, 60 miles from home (Keighley)!!
Since our launch on the 12th June the Blackpool & Fylde Street Angels have done '5' Patrol Nights
Below are just some of the stats for this months report.
Referrals to the NightSafe Haven – 1Male & 1 Female
Radio Request for assistance – 1
Police Assists – 2
Medical Assists – 3
Total Bottles/Glasses collected & disposed of - 107
Directions given to ATM/Venue/Hotel/Taxi – 33
Flip-Flops handed out – 34 pairs
Disposable rain Mac’s handed out – 4
Bio-Hazard Removed – 1
Foil Blankets used – 2
Medical Pads used – 2
Advice Given – 7
Man hours – 138hrs.
All this done with predominantly one team of 3-4 people. How much more could we achieve with 2-3-4 teams of 3-4?? Do you have what it takes to be an Angel? Do you want to be the difference that makes a difference in OUR Blackpool & Fylde… then be an Angel & call us - 07980 019 547. ALL Uniform, Training, CRB & Support are free, all we ask of you: is a few hours of your time: at least once a week, month or even year!!
Alan and Paul - Blackpool Street Angels