Beverley Street Angels have won praise for helping to keep town revellers safe at night.
The group in hi-vis jackets has assisted hundreds of people on their Saturday night patrols since launching in 2012.
As well as giving first aid, they have handed out more than 1,000 pairs of flip-flops and over 500 bottles of water.
Their efforts have now been praised by East Riding ward Councillor Denis Healy, who will be joining the volunteers on patrol on Saturday night.
Set up by a group of town churches, the Angels have dedicated more than 2,700 hours to helping people stay safe.
Carolyn Bradbury, who runs Beverley Street Angels, says: “The idea behind Street Angels was to help those who might be vulnerable after a night out in the town.
“Our volunteers go out, normally around 11pm on a Saturday night until around 3am Sunday morning.
“They patrol in pairs with a team member remaining at base for assistance and support whilst they are out.
“They chat to people out for the evening, and make themselves known to the door staff.
“Really it's just down to being friendly and making sure they know we are there to help them in any way or to get home safely, for example visitors to the race course may not be familiar with the town and we are often asked where they may be able to get a taxi back to their accommodation, or providing people with flip-flops avoiding possible feet injury from sharp objects."
Cllr Healy says people out on the town after too much to drink can be vulnerable and in need of help.
He says: “Local communities are at their best when people look out for each other, where individuals give up their time freely to improve life for everyone and Beverley is blessed with many community minded people who genuinely want to make our town a better place.
“It's probably fair to say that most Beverley residents don't experience the town centre in the small hours of a Sunday morning, and although the pubs and bars provide an enormous amount of pleasure for people enjoying their leisure time, the town centre, at night on a weekend, can at times be a challenging environment for people who can become vulnerable, particularly where alcohol is involved.
“That's why the Street Angels volunteers with their welcoming presence can make such a difference, simply by being around.
“I'm sure that many parents of teenagers and young adults out on a Saturday night will feel some extra re-assurance knowing that the Angels are there to look out for people, and provide the practical help needed, even if it's just a bottle of water, or help to the safety of a waiting taxi."
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