As we approach the first weekend since lockdown restrictions eased, one group will be out patrolling once again.
City of Hull Street Angels is a registered charity which began in 2018 and eight volunteers will be in the city centre looking after those heading out for a few drinks.
Before the pandemic and during when restrictions allowed, volunteers patrol on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The volunteers, easily recognisable with their red jackets, will be back out from 8pm and will remain on hand so long as people remain out.
They provide drunken revellers who have over indulged with water and flip flops, wipes, foil blankets and vomit bowls if needed.
They even carry portable phone chargers so people can make urgent calls if their phones have run out of power. All volunteers are trained in basic first aid.
Trustee Carole Fenny says they are all eager to get back out once more.
She said: “We are all glad to be getting back out. We hope there will be lots of people as the bars and pubs have really struggled.
“We don’t really know what to expect or how busy it will be. We could be out until 3am or home by 11pm.
“We will have our van in Trinity Square like we usually do and will be manned by two volunteers at all times.”
Carole is also unsure what help people will need the most.
With Covid measures still in place, meaning people have to sit outside and nightclubs unable to open, it seems unlikely too many people will stay out until the early hours which reduce the chances of overindulging.
Carole said: “We will probably still be issuing flip flops and a number of people will probably want to charge their phones.
“People often come to our van to wait safely until their taxi or lift home arrives. We may have to help those who get cold as they won’t be allowed indoors.
“We have two paramedics with is this weekend which will be a great help.
“Most of us have recently been tested and we will be wearing masks with sanitiser available.
“It will be great to meet more people again and hopefully we will get some donations across the weekend.”
The charity, sponsored by Arco and the Lord Mayor’s charities, has also recently acquired a new minibus and is seeking help to have the City of Hull Street Angels logo applied.
Anyone who can help should go to the charity’s website, Facebook page or call Carole on 07729 637887.
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