Paul and Jean Blakey visited some of the projects in the South of England. Starting in Teignmouth and Dawlish in Devon they went out on the first Nightshift patrol in the town and spoke on Sunday at Teignmouth Baptist Church and then commissioned the project and volunteers in the afternoon:
The next visit was to Boscombe in Dorset where they spent an evening with the Boscombe Angels volunteers sharing about the wider work of CNI Network and hearing of the great things achieved locally. The following day Paul and Jean caught up with Mike French and Rachel Young in Bournemouth where they are working in a nightclub venue to run Christian based night events, chaplaincy work, street patrols and a community hub.
On Saturday Paul and Jean were guests at Woking Street Angels Summer Ball event where 150 guests enjoyed an evening at Brooklands Motor Museum with good food, wine, various talks, auction, raffle and opportunity to thank the Street Angels for the work they do. Paul shared about the work of CNI Network and prayed for those out on the streets that night.
On Sunday Paul and Jean attended the Aylesbury Street Angels celebration event where the work of Street Angels and Town Centre Chaplaincy was celebrated with civic guests from the town and region. Krish Kandiah from the Evangelical Alliance spoke along with Paul from CNI Network and Mark from Town Centre Chaplaincy.