A comment on Twitter - someone talking about Street Angels - said,
'nobody's ever been that nice to me'
As volunteers invest into people and communities across the UK, Europe and Australia we are bringing hope, love, joy, niceness, peace and purpose to so many. The work we do counts! Feedback on social media every weeks shows the value others place on the help offered to them by a Street Angel, Town Pastor, Street Chaplain, NightLight volunteers. Thanks to all those who volunteer to make the difference in the lives of others...
Our National Conference is happening this month! We have 87 delegates attending so far representing 39 projects / organisations. Although the room allocation is almost full some are willing to share rooms to allow others to come. People are welcome to join us for the Saturday which includes fast paced presentations, keynote speaker Debra Green OBE, lunch and a choice of workshops in the afternoon for £30 per person. The first 10 to book will also receive a "must have" conference bag!!! Book via this page.
As part of the conference we are launching 'Street Angels - the amazing story from binge to better' eBook. This will be emailed as a PDF free to all conference delegates and available at £5.00 on various eBook platforms. More information in next months newsletter...
Last month Paul and Jean, along with Rebekah Brettle from Neighbourhood Prayer Network, had the privilege of attending Festival of Life which is organised by Redeemed Christian Church of God network. Pastor Tunde from Kingsborough Church in Uxbridge invited Rebekah, Jean and Paul as part of the partnership between the church, Street Angels Hillingdon and Love Your Street. The event, in the Manchester Arena, was attended by almost 10,000 and was streamed live on Internet and TV. Paul was invited to share about the work of Street Angels - CNI Network and the impact it was having in communities. He then lead the congregation in praying for young people. Prayers were then said for the work of SA-CNI and the volunteers in communities across the UK and Europe who would be out on the streets that night.
The Town Pastors Network in Ipswich had a great weekend at Latitude Festival serving as Festival Pastors - pictures of the weekend are below.
Tamworth, Malton, Darlington, Guisborough, Soho and Richmond are all looking at launching Street Angels in the near future - please pray for these communities and for volunteers...
The Dude With Wings range is proving popular with cards, keyrings, magnets, mugs and posters available with the 'dude with wings' images. The range is available to local projects at half retail price which enables you to sell and raise money for your local work. See here. Whitby Street Angels have included the 'dude with wings' image on publicity - see here. The image is available for local use as long as the item is not for sale and there is a credit on the publication that says: "Dude with Wings" design and text © copyright Charisma Art Ltd. Used with permission. You will also need to email a copy of the item to Paul so he can check with Charisma Art.
Paul met with Kym-Marie from Wash my Pink Jumper last month. Wash My Pink Jumper is an organisation supporting young women who decide life is more important than drinking - "We provide support and encouragement to young women who have decided to leave the binge drinking culture and discover their true potential. We have telephone and text support and email for first enquires. We work alongside other charities and agencies, like Street Pastors and CNI Network. There are regular events that are attended by "BIG SISTER" mentors to encourage and guide. We can refer to third parties if we need further professional help. We will also seek to provide respite care if deemed appropriate." Find out more / see how you can set up in your area - web / Facebook
CNI Network now has 1200 plastic ducks which are ideal for fundraising duck races and duck chucks. They are stored in Halifax and available for other charities, organisations and projects to use for a donation (amount decided by you). Contact Paul for more information.
New Insurance Company offers discount insurance - CNI Network is now able to offer two choices of Insurance cover for local projects and other charities / organisations - Tennyson and AON. See our shop page for details of both companies.
New product - body-warmer style alternative to foil blankets (as seen on Dragons Den!) See shop page for more details.
Successful Night Club Angels - Croydon = 1 tattoo interpretation +2 friendly toilet ladies +3 types of snacks + 4 Amazing Angels + 5 friends helping one to sit up + 6 buckets of sick +7 Friendly Staff + 8bags searched + 9 drunken ladies + 10 more than you think bottles of water drunk.... that rates 10/10
In the last 24hrs I've had other people's vomit, wee & blood on me @247Ibiza #onlyinIbiza #allinadayswork
Nothing like standing in poundland - arms full of flip flops to start a conversation! #raisingawareness
Getting excited... 3,000 travel mugs (check), 25Kilos of coffee (check), 48 bistro chairs & 12 tables (check), 60litres milk (check), 1000 love hearts (check), a mountain of sweets (check), 4,000 glo-in-the-dark wristbands (check) wellies & suncream (check)... Must be Latitude
@LnStreetPastors - @UCBMedia @cninet radio advert just heard for the CNI national Conference! Go #streetangels!
YourNight is now available in the GooglePlay store - free download designed to ensure people have a fun and safe night out in your town...
Tweet of the week so far, "If Heineken did care and community they'd do STREET ANGELS!" love it!!!!
thank you for looking out for everyone in Kingston last night, thank you for the flip flops and the great conversation x
I love the street angels and my flip flops just great!!!" thanks :-) :-) :-)
@BF_StreetAngels Very wet Street Angels just had a brew in Ibis Hotel now back out in pouring rain in Blackpool Centre
last night the street angels saved my life #SickRemix #TrueStoryBrehh
Pay day weekend and #Camberley #StreetAngels out & about in town. Lollys at the ready. Powered by flipflips :-)
@BurtonStAngels Busy night called for 1st aid twice. Every one v happy to see us again. Lots of incidents police in big numbers #streetangels #fb
Today is Orange Wednesday where we give out free oranges on the beach in Ibiza & often end up in great chats.
Wow!!!! Yet again God doing SUCH awesome things on the streets of San An #Ibiza @247Ibiza God you are so at work!! #privileg
Hey Owen&Emily, good pic ... oozing with generosity for Oldham Street Angels THANK YOU guys pic.twitter.com/a4ghzzRXFS
Very sad 2 read alcohol related deaths increasing in young women http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23358078 … - work we & partners do hoping to change this trend
Great message of support from Lichfield Police for Late Night Listeners: "Outstanding, as usual.Don't know what we would do without you now"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10186541/Rise-in-rapes-and-sexual-assaults-abroad.html … - very sad about increase - stay safe if u r on holiday - #YourLifeIsPrecious
@Diageo_News In GB, 47% of drinkers aged 18-21 are embarrassed by pictures & videos of their drunken behaviour #thinkhowyoudrink http://bit.ly/12V1FWF
@bigbible Did the Israelites need the Facebook timeline? (@paulblakey) http://fb.me/Q7c3Dq7I
the street angels gave us flop flips pic.twitter.com/3nTWb3SijO
The flip flops I received from street angels were a godsend
Nothing has pleased me more than seeing the Street Angels wandering wetherby in their matching red t-shirts #SayNoToDrugsKids #Memories
Whilst driving through town my mums like 'awwww its nice they've got these guardian angels walking the streets' no mum they're street angels
Loving the 'Street Angels' pulling me out a bush tonight..."you alright love"... "yeah yeah just smelling the lavender" lols
@WokingBeat Woking street angels in action, a great help for us and to help get you home pic.twitter.com/3CQX0QHtz0
Wed 21st - Mon 26th - Leeds Festival Angels - over one hundred volunteers from across the UK are at the Leeds Festival offering Festival Angels, refreshments tent and running Lost Property as part of the welfare. #CNIPrayer for the teams, for a peaceful trouble free festival and all those attending. Web Site / Twitter / Facebook
Fri 30th - Sun 1st Sept - CNI Network National Conference - still plenty of availability for Saturday 10am - 4pm including fast paced morning talks, keynote speaker Debra Green OBE, lunch, afternoon workshops and opportunity to meet people involved in night-time initiatives from across the UK. £30 per person - see here.
#CNIPrayer for August:
Belfast Golden Mile NightLight / South Tyneside Street Angels / Harrogate Town Pastors / HYP Project (Helping Young People) Halifax / Bedford Street Angels / Hitchin Street Angels / Wolverton Street Ministers / Teifi Town Pastors, Cardigan / Thanet Community Pastors - Ramsgate - see our Prayer page for detailed prayer requests...
Please also pray for the final plans and delegates and speakers at the National Conference at the end of August and that this will be a great weekend of purpose, learning and developing relationships and links between people, projects and organisations.
The exciting history of the amazing movement that is changing towns from binge to better with contributions from local projects including:
Aldershot Town Centre Pastoral Team, Arun Angels, Aylesbury Town Chaplaincy, Bedford Street Angels, Belfast NightLight, Belper Street Angels, Boro Angels, Boscombe Street Angels, Bridlington Street Angels, Carmarthen NightLight, Dundee ROCK Street Chaplains, Exmouth Open Door NightShift, Fleet Town Centre Project, Guildford Street Angels, Halifax Street Angels, Hillingdon Street Angels, Huddersfield Street Angels, Keighley NightShift, Leeds Club Angels, Leeds Festival Angels, Leeds Street Angels, Love Your Streets, Macclesfield Street Angels, Oldham Street Angels, Scarborough Street Angels, Scarborough Youth Angels, Skipton Street Angels, Street Angels Spain, Stockton Town Pastors, Tenerife The Living Room, Telford Sanktuary, Wash My Pink Jumper and Watford Street Angels.
The eBook will be launched at the National Conference on Saturday 31st August and then available on various eBook platforms and as a PDF via the CNINetwork.org.uk web site from September 2nd.
- Insurance for your project (two companies now support our work - AON and Tennyson)
- YourNight mobile app to help promote the best places to have a safe night out in your town
- dudes with wings - cards, magnets, keyrings, mugs, etc - fundraising for your project
- What is a Street Angel? comic book - designed by Beano creator Steve Beckett
- First Aid Equipment, Uniforms, LED Baseball Caps, etc (see Shop for all these)
- Starting a new Street Angels project - all you need to set up a successful project (see here)
- Alcohol and Safety Education Resource - helping young people around alcohol & safety (here)
- WeHelpedU.org.uk - online giving that can benefit your local project (see here)
- Blog, Tweet and Facebook your news stories - email it in! #CNIPrayer for your project...