There's praise for Manchester's Street Angels as they celebrate a year of making the city centre safer.
The project launched last year following a number of young deaths in Manchester, including the tragic case of 17-year-old Adam Pickup.
Groups of volunteers are on patrol every Friday night in the Deansgate/Deansgate Locks area to help assist people who may have become vulnerable through alcohol.
They have been trained in First Aid and Conflict Awareness and work alongside the Police and Pub and Club Network.
LISTEN: Inspector Phil Spurgeon has been telling us about the impact the Street Angels have made over the last year in Manchester:
KEY 103 launched a recruitment drive to try and gather as many volunteers as possible for the scheme. It's after a group formed on Facebook to try and do something to stop the number of tragedies in Manchester City Centre.
LISTEN: Original member and Chair of the Manchester Street Angels Rachel Goddard talks us through the journey so far:
It's hoped the Street Angels will now spread their wings and cover more areas of the City Centre as well as add Saturday patrols to their duties.
LISTEN: Vice Chair and volunteer Nikki Breen shares her experiences and hopes for the future:
If you're interested in joining the Street Angels project visit: www.manchesterstreetangels.com
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