Tamworth's Street Angels are hoping a host of heavenly helpers will join them when they take on extra shifts during the World Cup.
The Street Angels have been lending a helping hand on the streets of Tamworth since November and have proved a resounding success. Teams of Street Angels take turns to patrol the town’s streets between 10.30pm and 2.30am every Friday night – and now plan to also work on Saturdays.
Each team has a trained First Responder with appropriate kit and a Townsafe radio linked to the Townsafe network and the other groups on the night patrols.
They carry special foil hoodies for revellers who are suffering from cold as well as flip-flops to replace lost shoes or high heels, water, tissues, wet wipes, plasters, rubber gloves and any other items required to clean up vomit or enable first-aid
Leyfield’s vicar Vic Van Den Bergh is behind the Tamworth scheme. He said: “Tamworth Street Angels have been working on the streets of Tamworth for six months helping people in a variety of ways and now it's time for them to step up a gear as summer and the World Cup draw ever nearer.
"Over the past six months they have been joined by various observers to see what really happens, one of them being former mayor Lee Bates. All have been most impressed by the commitment and energy of the teams. There is an opportunity for those who think they might like to be a Street Angel to come out with them to see first hand what it takes to be part of the team.
"Those who decide to join will find themselves receiving first aid and other training that will not only help them to support the people of Tamworth but will make them that little bit more confident when faced with challenges and decisions.
"Joining is free and the benefits from meeting the people on a Friday night are immeasurable."
Why not be an angel and consider joining them? A recruitment evening for anyone wishing to join the Street Angels is being held tonight (Thursday June 12) at 7.30pm at St Francis Church in Masefield Drive, Leyfields.