In the small market town of (pop 14,000) Street Angels started in April 2009. A team of 33 Angels invest over 2,500 volunteer hours each year into the Skipton community. In 2½ years we've helped people collapsed on the pavement, one having epileptic fits, some with concussion and a few with cut feet, despite disposing of over 4,000 abandoned bottles and glasses.
However, we've mainly greeted and chatted with hundreds of people, and received compliments and high fives from grateful members of the public.
Inspector Craig Linton of North Yorkshire Police says "Skipton Street Angels are an asset to my policing patrol strategy. Their enthusiasm, commitment and strong community spirit has in my opinion helped to make Skipton a safer place to visit and socialise.”