Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who has been on patrol.Just before Christmas we had a great time having pizza and then going out on patrol with Paul and Jean Blakey, the founders of Street Angels. Paul and Jean head up Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network, and offer loads of help to Street Angels projects. We were really glad they could come and spend an evening with us on patrol in Leeds!
Looking back through our reports for the Christmas period our teams have had quite a mix of situations. They've waited with people for ambulances; given out blankets and water; helped people find their way to taxi's and hotels and been a listening ear.
Although a while ago now here's what one individual fed back to us online...
"I just want to say a huge thank you to the lovely man and woman that was looking after me last night outside The Botanist/Burger King. I'm so grateful for all your help and sorry for being in such a horrible state"
and more recently...
"Thank you so much for my flip flops last night! I don't go into town often, well the first time in almost 3 years and I didn't have a clue there was such a service."
Glad we could make the Christmas period safer.
Getting ready for Easter, already!
Leeds Lent Prayer Diary
We're happy to say Leeds Street Angels will feature again this year in the Leeds Lent Prayer Diary. The diary no longer receives a subsidy, so there is a suggested donation of 85p. Copies can be ordered from the Network Leeds website.
The Street Angels paperback is available! We have a few copies at £7.99 each or you can order online from the CNI website http://www.sa-cni.org.uk/book.html . The Leeds story is in here too!
Our bags of chocolates went down well with the door staff this Christmas.