Bridlington Street Angels looking to expand
Bridlington Street Angels are looking to expand their Saturday night patrols from four per month to at least fivenights per month thus enabling them to cover some Friday nights.
The Street Angels are therefore looking to recruit more people to join their teams and they are arranging a new free training session starting on SATURDAY 10 MAY at Emmanuel Church in Cardigan Road, Bridlington. The training will be on eight Saturday mornings running through until early July and anyone wishing to join find out about night-time Bridlington can join them on a patrol for a ‘taster’.
People often ask what it is like between 10am and 3pm on the streets of Bridlington on a weekend and how they are received. The answer to both is, great and amazing. They get smiles and nods of approval from the door staff, club owners and the police, who appreciate them, and from the revellers they get lots of hugs and high fives. Through the work of Bridlington Street Angels numerous people have received help and assistance since they started in June 2012.
Recently, on Monday 7 April 2014, the Chairman of Bridlington Street Angels, Mr. J Peter Wilson (pictured below), attended a ceremony at the Guildhall in Hull where he received a High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire Award “to acknowledge the outstanding work…in establishing the Bridlington Street Angels” and “in recognition of the great and valuable services to the community.”
To join this award-winning team all prospective volunteers need to be over the age of 18, willing to commit to patrol at least once per month, operate within their Christian ethos of helping others and to undertake the free 16 hour training course which includes learning the role of a Street Angel, listening skills, drugs and alcohol awareness, safe talk and conflict management. Those who are interested in this work need to contact them by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling their administration office on 0845 203 4510.
To find more details of Bridlington Street Angels readers can visit their website at: www.bridlingtonstreetangels.org.uk
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