THANK YOU! Street Angels - CNI Network would like to say THANK YOU to every single volunteer who invests into local communities through our 120 local projects. This year Volunteers' Week (1-7 June) focuses on saying 'thank you' to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society and as SA-CNI we echo that, not just for volunteers within our local projects, but for everyone who volunteers.
Once again thank you to those individuals, churches, businesses and local projects who stand with the work of Street Angels - CNI Network financially. As an organisation we believe passionately in local communities and as such offer the vision and logistics of the Street Angels model free of charge. SA-CNI wants to see crime reduction, changed communities and individuals from binge to better, people mobilised and equipped to volunteer through local groups in as many villages, towns and cities as possible in the UK and around the world.
We have never made major appeals for finances and in the last financial year (2012-13) our expenditure was under £18,000 (see the balance sheet here). Other 'franchise' models similar to Street Angels - CNI can cost a local area several thousand pounds which is realistic when running a national network with employees who are supporting new and existing projects and helping develop new ideas and vision.
If you value the work of the SA-CNI Network would you consider investing financially? As the trustees we are thankful to Paul who works full time on a salary of £700 a month and to his wife Jean who supports him to do this - realistically we need to be paying a salary reflective of the hours worked (and the finances run out next month if we receive no more income).
We believe that God can and does and will provide but, as we approach our AGM, wanted to let those who support us and local projects know of the current situation.
Many thanks in advance for considering any support you can offer...
Trevor, Steve, Andy and Sara - trustees Street Angels - CNI Network
Download a giving form here
Well done to Street Angels in North East Lincolnshire who received the Outstanding Contribution to Reducing Crime Award - see more and pictures of the night here / newspaper article. Well done to all volunteers and leaders from SA-CNI Network. Pictured below the team with the award.
Paul and Jean visited Larne NightLight in Northern Ireland in May - see here for the report.
Mission Teams at Leeds Festival! We will be running a 24/7 tea, coffee & prayer tent, the lost property tent, and a detached team across the campsite of 120,000 people. We need volunteers (over 18s only) with many different gifts, training will be given and good people skills are essential. The festival runs from 21st - 26th August. Volunteers need to commit for a minimum of 20 hours to get a free wristband, and options for accommodation are available. Have a look at http://festivalangels.moonfruit.com/ for more information, and click on 'apply' for the application form.
Chief Inspector of Chichester District Police,Tanya Jones, praised the work of Chichester City Angels and Redeeming Our Communities in a recent newspaper interview and said of the SA-CNI Network on Twitter - "You have all of our support. Thank you for your brilliant work and giving up so much time & energy."
Congratulations to Sarah Digby - who volunteered with Watford Street Angels and was the SA-CNI Network Regional Leader in London and the South - and Iain Mansfield who married in May. Paul and Jean, Trevor and Helen were privileged to be part of the day and enjoyed celebrating Sarah and Iain's new life together. Sarah and Iain are moving to the Philippines for 3 years so we wish them well...
SA-CNI Network is working with Charisma Art to launch a new fundraising pack to help local projects to raise funds through sales of "dude with wings" greetings cards, keyrings, magnets, mugs, posters, canvas and wall plaques. All products can have a RRP of double the price a local project pay for it and the products are high quality and ideal as a stall alongside talks, at local churches or at gala / fete events. More information soon...
We need to finalise room bookings for the 30th August - 1st September National Conference this month - if you are planning to come please ensure you complete a booking form and payment. More details on the conference is here and a Press Release is here - our thanks to Diageo who have sponsored this weekend and allowed us to offer the weekend at hotel cost price.
Love Your Streets and #Do1NiceThing is an on-going initiative aimed at encouraging community social niceness! The infograph on this web site shows the main causes of loneliness in four neighbourhoods - Love Your Streets aims to help alleviate that through the #Do1NiceThing campaign and links with Neighbourhood Prayer Network. Paul recently included Love Your Streets in his monthly DigiDisciple article.
What is being done to prevent teenage girls become sex crime victims in Bolton
Impact of alcohol on Policing - report from the North East
Windsor Street Angels celebrate first year anniversary
Belper Street Angels celebrate first year
A year of success for Macclesfield Street Angels
Croydon Club Angels launch night
Chichester City Angels and Redeeming Our Communities praised by Chief Inspector
High Sheriff walks with Halifax Street Angels / Halifax Street Angels May/June Newsletter
Cash seized from criminals trains new Woking Street Angels
Cookstown Northern Ireland plans to launch Street Angels
Watching "The Truth About Magaluf" which was on BBC3 last night - as we launch Street Angels Spain in this area (starting in a neighbouring resort first then expanding to Magaluf as the team gains experience) please pray for the Street Angels volunteers and for those visiting the resort this summer for less alcohol consumption, less injuries and no deaths from balconies.
Well we had a busy Saturday night with records broken for most gass bottles picked up and disposed of (85) and most flipflops given out in one night (24) - Blackpool and Flyde Street Angels
A group of nine has now completed the Street Angels training with Woking and will be joining the teams over the next month. They are a super bunch who will have much to contribute to the teams and are all looking forward to being a Woking Street Angel.
Help people in and visiting your town to have a great and safe night out - sign up to the YourNight mobile app - a list of safe bars and clubs, takaways, taxi companies, details of your local project and other agencies with maps, phone numbers, twitter feeds, etc. Only £30 per annum but you can ask for donations from the businesses listed! See at www.yournight.mobi and contact Bob - firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you Blackpool street angels (outside funny girls) on sat night for keeping me safe whilst waiting for my friends, my blood sugars where too low and I couldn't see i was slurring and began to shake and panic, street angels surrounded me and gave me a bottle of water and offered me a lolly-pop, i must of looked in a right drunken state (I only had 2 pints of cider ) anyhow after some coke-cola & oj I stopped shaking and blood sugars returned to normal after about 5 mins, so we continued with our night and I didn't see any angles after that to say thank you to. thank you all and god bless xx
Coffee Morning & Cake Sale for Sanktuary Saturday 1st June @ Wellington Methodist Church, 10-12
Burton Street Angels commissioned this evening. Great worship. Speaker Bishop of Stafford. Came away inspired + encouraged #streetangels
@FestivalPastors polishing the van for @LatitudeFest to man the refreshment tent ready to chat & help #LatitudeSoon http://ow.ly/i/2dymB
If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? #StreetAngels
#Bradford Street Angels stewarding at #PentecostPraise. Love what these guys do
First training session for Community Angels at the #Summit @Scarborough_UK @cninet @KFYorkshire exciting times ahead
Thank God for #StreetAngels says Cllr @PaulDeach > Interview http://boo.fm/b1414285
Bring your neighbours together with #thebiglunch on Sunday 2nd June. There's plenty here to get you started http://bit.ly/BigLunchFree
Thank god for street angels in Blackpool giving out free flip flops not jus any - Sainsburys own #feet #in #agony
@HullSAT Happy Anniversary Hull Trinity Angels- 1 year today!!!!
Thank you street angels for looking after me, love my new flip flops haha
I love being a Street Angel on nights like tonight. We made a real difference to at least one 82 year old gent.
Wow what a night! We gave out loads of flip flops tonight and emptied a huge box of lollipops and Wellington wasn't even actually very busy!
Guildford Street Angels looking forward to seeing all the clubbers out tonight. There till 4 in the morning!
Just bumped into a couple of the street angels I was out with last year. Lovely bunch!
Loving my free shoes from the street angels #legends
Quiet night in Burton rained a lot and even had a clap of thunder but did our bet to keep the town centre a safer place. #streetangels
@CInspTanyaJones - @cninet You have all of our support. Thank you for your brilliant work and giving up so much time & energy.
Busy chatting/helping/listening/caring on this rainy night @TigerLeeds #comesayhello #lovetomeetyou
I got so excited last night when we walked past some street angels I even had a photo with them!
Really enjoyed Street angels last night @RevivalUK. Good time great company
Loving my free flipflops from the street angels last night!! Amazing
Great work by #streetangels in @CranbrookBC to help those in need. Lot forward to helping in the future.
At Leeds student union - always an invitation from God to dream about what it would look like if His kingdom came here #ClubAngels
Such an awesome second night of #clubangels I just love it!!
Love the fact that @muffin_sara is going to keep her flip flops that the #StreetAngels gave her Saturday night. #Lol #Keepsake
Diary for June:
Satuday 1st - Friday 7th - Volunteers Week - this year focuses on saying 'thank you' to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society and to recognise the way that organisations celebrate the work of volunteers across the UK. More details at Volunteers Week web site. If you are running and promoting events please use #volunteersweek on Twitter and Facebook.
Monday 3rd - Paul is meeting with steering group of Halifax Street Angels
Tuesday 4th - Paul and Jean attending the Macclesfield Street Angels annual celebration evening - 7.30pm at United Reformed Church, Park Green, Macclesfield - see here for information.
Wednesday 5th - Paul speaking on SA-CNI to Mothers' Union at Mirfield Parish Church
Saturday 8th - Paul, Jean, Trevor and Helen Bendrien running a fund-raising stall and music outreach at Halifax Gala
Monday 10th - Paul speaking on receiving his MBE to the Halifax Third Age group
Wednesday 12th - Sunday 16th - Paul and Jean in Majorca to meet, train and launch the new Street Angels in and around Magaluf - this will be the first weekend the teams will be out - please pray!
Saturday 15th - Bridlington Street Angels Commissioning and Launch, 6-8pm.
Tuesday 18th - Paul in London for: 12noon meeting with Rebekah Brettle and Pastor Tunde to talk about development of Love Your Street London / Neighbourhood Prayer Network; 2pm Cinnamon Network; 4pm The Inaugural National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Awards event in the House of Commons (this is part of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week).
Saturday 22nd - Paul and Jean speaking at the Sharing Hope in the Night Time Economy day at St Saviour's Church, Guildford. Other speakers include Debra Green OBE - CEO of Redeeming our Communities and Chief Constable Lynne Owens of Surrey Police. The event and lunch is free - see here for information and to book.
Tuesday 25th - SA-CNI Annual General Meeting - 6.30pm for free buffet tea, 7.15pm for AGM at The Salvation Army, Central Street, Hoyland Common, S74 0FG (junction 36 M1). See this page for details of proposed changes and the accounts, minutes of last years AGM, etc.
Fri 30th August - Sun 1st September - SA-CNI National Conference - a great weekend of networking, learning and inspiration. Workshops include: Insight into Counter Terrorism and the Night Time Economy; Sexual Healing - supporting guys we come across break free and stay free of the addictive trap of porn; Trafficking and Street Grooming - signs to look out for; Churches working together; working with Police and Local Authorities; Alcohol and Safety Education Resource. Speakers include Debra Green OBE, Gerald Coates, Tam Sheen, DC Thomas Spencer and, from ELO, Dave and Mandy Scott-Morgan. Full details and booking is here.
Prayer for June:
Middlesbrough Street Angels
Halifax Street Angels
Nottingham Late Night Malt Cross Cafe drop-in / Street Pastors
Burton-upon-Trent Street Angels
Leamington Spa Night Life
Norfolk Street Partnership - Diss
See this page for detailed prayer needs...
Also in June please pray for: Volunteers' Week and for those who volunteer and for our local projects in need of more volunteers (including Boscombe Street Angels and Boro' Street Angels); the work of Neighbourhood and Home Watch; Street Angels in Magaluf and surrounding villages as they complete training and go out on the streets for the first time this month; the SA-CNI National Conference as we finalise plans and for funding for the work of SA-CNI.
We are encouraging Prayer Twinning to promote prayer and support between two local projects - the first two Prayer Twins are in place - to sign up your project please email Paul.
Exmouth Open Door NightShift twinned with Whitby Street Angels
Blackpool and Flyde Street Angels twinned with Stockton Town Pastors
The few weeks as we approach the end of school Summer term is an ideal opportunity to visit local High Schools or Youth Groups to talk about the work of your local project, alcohol and safety. Our Alcohol and Safety resource has around 2 hours worth of activity including Alcohol Unit Calculator, Decision Making, True or False Quiz, Impact of Alcohol on a Person, Drink or No Drink Game and Binge Drink Night Out. You can download for £20 from this page.
Other resources include the on-line shop, insurance cover and the wehelpedu.org.uk web site with on-line giving, fundraising sponsorship ideas, Give As You Live, etc.