MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Debbie Abrahams, has been out and about with the Oldham Street Angels to see first hand, how they offer support to people enjoying a night out in the town centre.
Debbie said, “Anyone who’s regularly out enjoying life in Oldham town centre at night will have seen the angels lending a helping hand where it’s needed, including to rough sleepers, and will know how popular they are with everyone they meet.
The goodwill and camaraderie they spread everywhere they go is a joy to be seen and I can’t praise them highly enough for the work they do."
The Reverend Canon, Jean Hurlston, who is Borough Dean of Oldham, Associate Vicar at Oldham Parish Church and set up the Oldham Street Angels in 2011 said, “It was great to have Debbie as an honorary member of the team, listening to us explain what we do, why we do it, and then actually walking the talk with the team.
The street angel volunteers come from all walks of life, from all faiths and none, but we all have the same desire to make Oldham best it can be.”
Anyone who would like to join the angels team can contact them via the Oldham Street Angels FaceBook page.