A NEW round of street angels have been blessed on their way to helping night-time revellers stay safe - as the group makes a desperate plea for more help.
Another four new faces were officially inducted into the Slough Street Angels at a commissioning service at the Kingsway United Reformed Church, Slough, on Friday, April 11.
The angels have been walking the streets of Slough every weekend evening for two years, providing a helping hand to anyone in need.
But Anita Green, Slough Street Angels co-ordinator, said: “When we first started the group we had an influx of people sign up. But it has dried up recently and we still need lots of volunteers. We are struggling to get four people to go out each Friday.”
The angels are volunteers associated with local churches who help people in vulnerable situations while on a night out. The group was set up in Slough in December 2011. A similar angels initiative has also been running in Maidenhead since January 2011 and Windsor since April 2012.
Police have said the scheme has a positive impact on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as providing public reassurance.
All street angels must be at least 18 years old, have been DBS checked and affiliated to a church. All angels will receive relevant training.
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