You are amazing! You are alive on planet earth at this moment in history for a reason and your life matters, your life counts and you can Make The Difference! Week in, week out hundreds of people volunteer to Make The Difference on the streets of towns and cities across the UK - be it through street patrols, helping the homeless, feeding the hungry, running a hostel, volunteering in a charity shop... This strand of the work of CNI Network is to celebrate and resource those making the difference.
MakingTheDifference.tv is our video channel showcasing ways in which Christians and Christian organisations are making the difference in the lives of others and the wider community.
You can visit the MakingTheDifference.tv web site and our YouTube channel.
Street Angels - CNI Talk
Founder Paul Blakey MBE is available to carry out talks to luncheon clubs, Mother's Union's, church groups, etc on how our work was started and ways it has expanded since 2005. In 12 months (Jan 2013 - Jan 2014) Paul spoke to around 12,000 people. All we ask for is a donation and travel expenses - all locations within an hour of Halifax are considered or we can link you to local projects nearer who will tell a more local story!
CNI Network in the Tees Valley has developed an accredited training programme for volunteers of SA-CNI linked projects. We plan to make this available UK wide in 2013.
Paul Blakey and Tony Buck (Christian Initiative in Calderdale Schools) have developed a resource around Alcohol and Safety that can be used in schools or to groups of young people. The pack is available for a £10 donation - see this page.
CNI Network has a wealth of people who can offer ideas and resources to help others to set up programmes of projects. Street Angels, Club Angels, working with young people and Youth Angels are examples of some of the projects that can be replicated within your community.
We also run NightStock which is an A-Z of ideas to help community hubs become more vibrant within the night-time economy.
Founder Paul Blakey MBE is also happy to talk and meet to look at ways you can make the difference in your community (find out more about Paul and Jean here).
CNI Network aim to be a lead voice for Christian based activity in the night-time economy and have featured on regional and national radio, SKY News, ITN and BBC. See the Media page for links to various interviews.
Contact Paul - email / 07725 501465