Windsor Street Angels, volunteers who patrol the night-life of Windsor as well at special events such as Royal Ascot, was launched in February 2012 and help over 4000 people each year. The teams spend weekend evenings offering flip-flops and bottles of water to those enjoying Windsor's night-time economy as well as soup, sandwiches and support to the homeless.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
PCSO David Bullock, coordinator of Windsor Street Angels, comments, "“We are immensely honoured and proud to receive this nomination. It is a real testament to the fantastic work being undertaken by our volunteers every week and shows just how much Windsor StreetAngels means to the community who nominated us.”
Corinne Leatherbarrow, recruitment, marketing and fundraiser for Windsor Street Angels, says, ""The work that PCSO David Bullock and the volunteer Street Angels do in Windsor is invaluable to the community. Great news to have been nominated for the Queens Award and recognised by the public as such a worthy voluntary organisation"
Windsor Street Angels is one of 130 similar projects running across the UK and overseas under the umbrella of Christian Nightlife Initiatives (CNI) Network. Guildford Street Angels received the Queens Award for Voluntary Services earlier this year.
For more information visit www.streetangelswindsor.org or www.cninetwork.org.uk