Paul and Jean joined Whitby Street Angels for Saturday night during Goth Weekend. The project has now run for just under 12 months and the volunteers have built strong links with those working and those enjoying the night-time economy.
The evening started with prayer and included prayers for projects nationwide as well as Exmouth who are Whitby's Prayer Twin Town! We then went on patrol and chatted with those visiting Whitby for the weekends Goth Festival. One young lady walked up the road with us and shared with us how she was often subject to victimisation because she was a Goth. She was blown away by the fact that Christians cared enough to be out on the streets in the early hours of the morning with a remit to make sure that people are safe and having a great night out. We talked about how people can be Christian and Goth and after hugs all round left her at her hotel.
A great night and great to see the difference made in Whitby!