Bolton Street Angels celebrated three years of continuous work on the streets of Bolton at a special service at the Salvation Army. The service was attended by Bolton Street Angel volunteers along with the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, George Almond and wife Elizabeth, Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Guy and Colette Harkin, and MP for Bolton South East, Yasmin Qureshi.
The evening, led by Revd. Stephen Lingwood of Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, included a minutes silence for the Police and presentation of the Big Society Award led by founder of Street Angels - CNI Network Paul Blakey, a talk from Revd. Mark Street of Bolton Methodist Circuit which highlighted the need for Street Angels, prayers from Bolton Town Centre Chaplain, Revd. Les Allmark and Bible readings from volunteers Brian Tonge and Jacqui Griffiths.
The evening was a great opportunity to celebrate the difference made on the streets of Bolton over the last three years and to set the vision for the years to come!