Following our unsuccessful Lottery funding bid the Trustees of CNI Network are inviting local projects, friends, churches and businesses to become more involved in financing our work.
The need for a Network and people working on this full time has been evident over the last month and has:
Ideally we are looking for around £4000 per month which would enable Paul and Jean to both work full time on CNI Network and enable us to develop some of the new ideas such as the accredited training, Club Angels, support for delivering the alcohol and safety education resource, organising further conferences, expansion into Europe, purchasing flip-flops centrally, etc.
Please can we ask you to prayerfully consider how you stand with CNI Network - for more information:
CNI Corporate Angel
Double a tenner!
We also have the opportunity to match fund donations of up to £10 made via LocalGiving on 15th October. This also applies for monthly donations of £10 for 6 months set up via the site. Information is here and the LocalGiving web site is here. Please would you consider making a donation via LocalGiving towards the work of CNI network on 15th October.
Trevor, Steve, Sara and Andy - trustees CNI Network
It is great to hear from many of those at the conference as to how they are increasing the work they do within local communities. From setting up the YourNight app, highlighting the need for polycarbonate over glass within local meetings, inviting vicars to join patrols, looking at Wash My Pink Jumper, beginning to look at street grooming issues and offering the 'Who are the Street Angels?' comic at freshers week - the conference is making big impacts UK wide! You can read more about the weekend with links to the organisations who presented on this page.
The 'Street Angels - the amazing story from binge to better' eBook is selling well on Kindle and as a PDF. This eBook tells the exciting and powerful story of Street Angels as it has grown and expanded across the UK and Europe as well as the Dundee Street Chaplains and Belfast NightLight stories who have run for 13 and 19 years respectively. See more and purchase the book here.
Over the last four weeks we have received several requests for media coverage of our work, these include: Songs of Praise BBC1; BBC Radio Leeds; BBC Radio Oxford; BBC Oxford TV; BBC Breakfast; ITV's Daybreak; BBC Yorkshire regional show; TV Production company for BBC3; TV Production company for Channel 5; Russian One TV; BBC Look North; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC Radio Tees; BBC Radio Lincolnshire; Belgium RTBF channel; dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur; as well as several local and regional newspapers. Please pray for those involved in this (projects and the production team) and for the good news of changed communities and people through our work to continually be broadcast. The "drunk tank" idea offered us much publicity and media interest and we will join in this debate where we can.
CNI Network has begun to map the work and opportunities for night-time mission across Europe - you can see more here. There is also opportunity for Rachel Scott from The Living Room to share to groups of ages 20-30 about mission work with The Living Room in Tenerife - more information andfor details on how to book Rachel between October and March are here.
"Who are the Street Angels?" is a fantastic comic book now available free for local projects thanks to sponsorship of the printing from UCB. Designed by Steve Beckett - designer with The Beano comic and volunteer with Street Angels in North East Lincolnshire - the comic is great for giving away on the streets, at talks, at fresher events, etc. Each local CNI project can have 50 comics free (postage £4.00 for the bundle of 50) - email Paul to receive yours.
If churches or organisations in your area are organising a Christmas Fair why not consider booking a stall to promote the work of your local project and sell the 'dudes with wings' products as a way of raising money? The range includes greetings cards, mugs, magnets, keyrings and posters and are also ideal for leaving out on a table if you carry out a talk on the work of your project to local churches, ladies luncheon groups, Rotary, etc. Your project purchases the items for half the suggested selling price. More information on here.
Club Angels is now going strong in Leeds and in Croydon - and we'd love to be part of helping you set this up in a town where you are! Have a look at www.sa-cni.org.uk/starting-club-angels and www.clubangels.org.uk to spark the ideas! Do get in touch, we'd love to come and run some training for you and then support each other as we continue this ministry. Beth@clubangels.org.uk .
Can we encourage you to sign the ePetition campaigning to change the law and introduce PET bottles and polycarbonate glasses in night-time economy. This is organised by POP Campaign who spoke at the conference. You can sign the petition here - it only takes a couple of minutes!
Welcome to Sleaford Street Source - the newest CNI Network linked project - hear the BBC Radio Lincolnshire interview here.
From our Blog:
Windsor Express spend night with Street Angels
Bridlington Street Angels in Bridlington Free Press report
It's the safest it's ever been in Hull city centre / Help keep drinkers safe in Hull
Mission opportunities for 20-30's in Tenerife
DrinkAware call for evidence on binge drinking
Bridlington Street Angels
Spotlight on Bournemouth's Night Life
Street Angels inspiring story goes digital
Police and Crime Commissioner praises Oldham Street Angels
Exciting things in Majorca and Ibiza
Soroptomists holding coffee mornings to help revellers who have over-indulged on booze
Welcome to YourNight mobile app Wash My Pink Jumper, Witney and Stockton Town Pastors!
Diary for October:
Tuesday 1st - Paul is speaking at Goole Ladies Luncheon Club on work of CNI Network.
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th - CNI Network is partnering with Wash My Pink Jumper to run a stall at the Midlands Christian Resources Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham - information here. We are stand E15 - if you would like free tickets please email Paul (before Wednesday 2nd please)
Saturday 12th - National Day of Prayer Saints in the Stadium event, St Helen's Saints Stadium - 11am - 4pm. Tickets and information at www.saintsinthestadium.co.uk
Tuesday 15th - Local Giving Double Your Tenner day - please consider making a one off or monthly donation of £10 towards CNI Network (the one off donation will become £20 and the monthly donation doubled for 6 months)
Wednesday 16th - Co-ordinators of CNI Network linked projects in West Yorkshire meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Saturday 19th - Paul and Jean are visiting York Street and Bus Angels.
Wednesday 23rd - 7.15pm (for 7.30pm start) Cleveland CNI Network Celebration Evening at Stockton Baptist Tabernacle, the Square, Stockton TS18 1TE. This is organised by Cleveland's Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner as a way for them to thank personally the volunteers working in the District and will also launch the working protocol between the Police and CNI Network projects. A free buffet will follow at 8.30pm.
Saturday 26th - Dundee Street Chaplains sponsored cycle ride to raise money to buy a vehicle to help the vulnerable and those enjoying the city's nightlife have somewhere they can sit and receive help. Street Chaplain volunteers are cycling from Dundee to Arbroath (16 miles) - sponsor them on-line here.
Saturday 26th - Soroptomist International of Bolton present "Music for an Autumn Evening" with the LadyBridge Singers to raise money for Bolton Street Angels. St Andrew's/St George's Church, St George's Road, Bolton, BL1 2BS, tickets £8.50 from 01204 843162.
Updated events, media interviews, etc are posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
#CNIPrayer for month:
Belfast Odyssey NightLight / Leeds Club Angels / Bedford, The Fountain / Norfolk Street Partnership - Norwich / Woodbridge Town Pastors, East Anglia / Hillingdon, Uxbridge Street Angels / Slough Street Angels / Woking Street Angels - see this page for detailed prayer points.
Please also pray for those groups looking at starting Street Angels type projects including Tamworth, Richmond, Malton, Guisborough, Cookstown and Omagh (Northern Ireland) and for Sleaford Street Source which launched in September. Also pray for Watford, Sowerby Bridge and Dundee looking at running Club Angels.
#StreetAngels tagboard for the month
@Duttyo - Brilliant to hear about the work Street Angels and Pastors are doing all over the country. #saferstreets #morefun
@LdsStreetAngels - Meeting new freshers today. Let's get the new volunteers flocking in! pic.twitter.com/BkTKR8Wb6b
@dekota89 - @YSJSU singing society ditch the purple for orange tonight with york street angels #ysjpride pic.twitter.com/wq0RB7ubUo
Busy , Hartlepool Town Pastors some really good conversations ,picked up lots of glass,handed out plenty of lollipops,Flip Flops,Water.
Got free flip flops from The Street Angels. #godbless #comfyfeet #felipefalop
@Sloughfoodbank - Street Angels are Christian volunteers who help the police to aid these people at weekends n cost nothing but time n love
I love the street angels of cambo town
@PAPYRUS_tweets - Just finished training with Blackpools @BF_StreetAngels giving suicide prevention advice and information to #saveyounglives #workingtogether
the street angels have come to my aid with flip flops and lollipops before I won't deny it!
@soperify thanks for your support and the work of the @cninet, essential role helping us to reduce #alcoholharm. See you all tonight!
This a powerful moving story which supports the reason we volunteer on our streets at night - don't binge drink!
@chicityangels - Charlie Alpha (Our Van) is all fixed and raring to get out on the streets again this Friday and Saturday with the Angels #makingadifference
@clubangelsleeds - Back again at @TigerLeeds @TigerTuesdays tomorrow! Excited to see you all there. Be prepared for some extreme #chathelplistencare-ing
alcohol misuse costing nhs dearly. Social costs more than £20bn. That's £900 a year for every UK household
The Hull Tribune Trust is awarding £2500 to the Trinity Street Angels who check people are ok when they go drinking in Hull City centre.
@sanktuary - Our website has testimonials from some of our volunteers http://www.sanktuary.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=8&Itemid=123 … and some of the people we've helped http://www.sanktuary.org.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=7&Itemid=122 …
@LdsStreetAngels - SA equipment stock check: XL latex gloves, lollipops, anti bacterial gel, water bottles, space blankets. Only on Street Angels!
we now have 16 organisations who are preparing their data for entry onto http://www.yournight.mobi That's #streetpastors and #streetangels!
@BF_StreetAngels - Great to see so many people at ROC restore conversation. Redeeming Our Community in Blackpool let's do it. #rocblackpool
Lollys off the street angels ahhhh #yesss
Going to bed at 6.15am after an awesome night with @clubangelscroy. Feels like I'm back at home in Ibz with @247Ibiza <3
street angels to the rescue!!! #mortal pic.twitter.com/cDJpIB8ts5
Street angel flip flops pic.twitter.com/FrLAnKfRZS
Street angels and their flip flops. Absolute stars.
Perfect hangover cure...I miss the @FestivalAngels :( actual angels #hangover #festival #angels pic.twitter.com/4iyC1COHIZ
The street angels were my heros last night. Sandles for everyone! pic.twitter.com/BTvY178yZi
Proper chuffed I got flip flops from the street angels last night
street angels helped him out lol! His face was grazed and bleeding n I made him stay out saying he'd die if he went to sleep
Highlight of today was defs the rs teacher telling us she'd gone to this year's Leeds fest to work in the prayer tent
So far this yr @247Ibiza 710 people helped home 50 volunteers come & gone 4574 volunteer hrs in the workers centre & on the streets. #comeon
@BurtonStAngels - Who you gonna call? Street angels! First call I the night from camera control. One boy on way home
'Fill The Earth' premièred at the CNI Conference by Dave and Mandy Scott-Morgan and written for Street Angels - CNI Network is now available on this Prezi presentation... Best viewed as a full screen, click the mouse cursor on the picture frame you wish to view and the arrow buttons to navigate through the pictures. Move the mouse to the right hand side of the screen to go to home screen.
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