STREET Angels in North East Lincolnshire have been awarded nearly £10,000 to help keep their halos shining.
The group patrols the Cleethorpes area on Saturday night, offering care to those in need, and has been awarded £9,910 from the Big Lottery Awards For All programme to grow and develop the project. The award will enable the group to expand and develop its volunteer base so that it will be able to continue to serve the community. Street Angels in North East Lincolnshire launched in 2010 with about 15 volunteers. Unfortunately a number of them have now moved on or are not available to volunteer as regularly. New Angels have been recruited but more are needed.
Anyone wishing to volunteer or to find out more should contact Jackie Fortune on 01472 240071 or e-mail StreetangelsNEL@gmail.com
Street Angels patrol Cleethorpes on Saturday nights between 10pm and 2.30am, interacting with people.
They are there to reassure and to offer practical help to anyone who needs it, including water and wipes to anyone who is poorly, and offering flip flops to those not wearing shoes.
They help people get home safely by liaising with taxi drivers or contacting family and ensure that homeless people know where to access support.