TEAMS of Street Angels landed in the streets of Tamworth at the weekend to provide a 'heavenly' helping hand to those in need.
As thousands of revellers gathered for the annual switch-on of the Christmas lights, the Street Angels took under their wing those who needed help.
Leyfield's vicar the Reverend Vic Van Den Bergh, who is behind the Tamworth scheme, described the 'Angels' first evening on duty as "brilliant!"
He said: "It went brilliantly. We had a team of seven people out on the streets and everyone was very positive about them, they were very well received.
"They were dealing with lost people, drunk people and were approached by lots of people who wanted to know more about Street Angels. They were out from 2pm as it was the switching on of the lights and we have decided that we won't just be doing evenings, we will be doing afternoons when necessary too.
"We will be out when there are pop concerts or other events, basically any time when we can help. It really worked well at the weekend," he added.
Six teams of angels have been formed and will take turns to patrol the town's streets.
Each team has a trained First Responder with appropriate kit and a Townsafe radio linked to the Townsafe network and the other groups on the night patrols.
The Street Angels carry special foil hoodies for revellers who are suffering from cold.
Additionally, each team carries flip-flops to replace lost shoes or high heels, water, tissues, wet wipes, plasters, rubber gloves and any other items required to clean up vomit or enable first-aid.
Street Angel schemes now run in 125 towns in the UK.
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