FTER reading how an Oldham Street Angel saved the life of a young man left for dead in Oldham town centre, one woman was so touched she bought the volunteers some new equipment.
The Chronicle reported how a man in his 20s was left in the middle of the road not breathing and with a broken leg after being run over by a taxi in March. The driver drove off but father-of-three Christopher Molden (60) arrived to look after the injured man - and probably saved his life.
Chris was on duty with the Oldham Street Angels — a group of volunteers who give up their weekend nights to help the vulnerable in the town centre.
Ellen Crossley, from Shaw, read the story and wanted to offer support to the angels. She has now bought them waterproof bags in which to carry first-aid kits and other equipment.
Ellen said: “My friend Jean Smith died and I wanted to make a donation in her memory. I thought a good choice would be the Street Angels, who do a great job in trying circumstances.”