Night-saving volunteers who patrol the streets helping Maidenhead’s party-goers were among the organisations raising awareness of their work at Windsor and Maidenhead (WAM) Get Involved’s volunteering fair.
Vivien Lee was among seven volunteers representing Street Angels Maidenhead. The team help revellers who are in need of assistance, water, or safety every Saturday night and the last Friday of every month in Maidenhead town centre.
She said she did not expect to sign up new recruits on the day, but the event was a chance to let people know about the Street Angels’ work.
She said: “We’re trying to raise our profile. We’ve got quite a lot of leaflets and lollipops. It’s raising awareness and getting people to think a little bit
“We normally recruit through the churches in the town. We are not fussy about which church.”
At the fair, which was held on Saturday in the Nicholsons Centre, around 20 groups were promoting the work they do
Colin Gault was representing WAM, he said Lions Club of Maidenhead, Maidenhead Heritage Centre, the Alzheimer's Society and various charities and educational groups were among the organisations represented.
He said: “It’s going really well.
“We’ve had enquiries about volunteering and other aspects of their work as well.”
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