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More Volunteers Wanted For Bridlington Street Angels

More Volunteers Wanted For Bridlington Street Angels

Published by Karen Liu at 12:37pm 17th October 2019. (Updated at 4:04pm 17th October 2019)

Bridlington Street Angels are looking for more volunteers to help and support people in need.

They patrol around the town centre, harbour and the Spa on a Saturday, from 10pm to 2.30am, once a month. 

The initiative launched in Bridlington in 2013.

Phil Gowland, Chairman of Bridlington Street Angels, said:

"Hopefully we'll have enough people to undertake a patrol every week; because usually when we go out, there's at least three people in a patrol.

So if we wanted, let's say, four patrols a month to cover most weekends, we need at least 12 people who would only do once a month.

Since we started crime levels have reduced which is fantastic.

I think when we're out on the streets, we've been able to help them get a taxi, help them find their friends if they become separated.

We also help guide people who are homeless as well."

Phil has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Karen Liu:

All Street Angels volunteers have to:

  • be over 18 years of age
  • pass or already have a valid DBS Check
  • give the names of two referees who will vouch that they are fit-and-proper
  • commit to patrol at least once per month
  • understand that the organisation operates with a Christian ethos, although it is not required for you to be a member of a church or a Christian
  • agree to operate within the terms of the Volunteers' Agreement
  • and undertake the required Bridlington Street Angels training programme.

Anyone who wants to become a Street Angel can call 0845 203 4510 or visit: http://bridlingtonstreetangels.weebly.com/

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