Over forty people gathered at Lambeth Palace to help launch a year of celebrations for Christian based work within the night-time economy.
Christian Nightlife Initiatives (CNI) Network held an afternoon tea reception to launch 2015:10 which will see a year of celebrations around the anniversaries of 20 years of NightLight in Northern Ireland, 15 years of Street Chaplains in Scotland and 10 years of Street Angels in England.
The afternoon also launched a "Volunteers are amazing - thank you" booklet which will be given to every volunteer within the Network's 120 local projects.
Speaking at the event were representatives from the Home Office and Cabinet Office who thanked those who volunteer and spoke about the impact of our work from a national perspective.
Founder of CNI Network, Paul Blakey MBE, said of the afternoon, "This was a great occasion not only for CNI Network but also for our local projects and partners. The fact that alcohol related violence and A&E admissions are reducing year on year is part of our story that is something we aim to celebrate with those volunteer teams who are helping to make this happen."
For more information on the work of CNI Network visit www.cninetwork.org.uk
CNI Network guests celebrating with afternoon tea at Lambeth Palace