THE Windsor Street Angels have made it onto the new Monopoly board based around the town.
The Windsor based charity was announced today (Friday) as having been given the second space after 'go' on the new Monopoly board featuring exclusively Windsor landmarks.
The charity places trained volunteers in the town’s busy night time community, assisting those who find themselves in vulnerable situations or unwell.
The Angels were voted onto the Monopoly board after a public poll was staged earlier in the year.
The Angels function as part of the charity Windsor Christian Action, begun in 2012. They meet each Friday and Saturday night and have helped 26,000 people.
The new Monopoly game will hit the shops on October 5.
Jennifer Lau, custom games executive at Winning Moves UK which produces the new game under license from Hasbro, said: "A huge congratulations to The Windsor Street Angels. The charity will feature on one of the game’s three Community Chest spaces. We feel this is an appropriate space on the board with the Angels being such an integral part of the Royal Windsor community.”
On the new board, every Monopoly location used on the original classic board - from Mayfair to Park Lane - will take on a Windsor theme. Windsor Castle and Peascod Street have also been heavily reported as set to land on leading spaces on the new board.
Most of the Chance and Community Chest cards will be heavily town themed too.
“All will be revealed on October 5,” said Ms Lau.
It has already been announced that Thames Hospice will also feature on its own Community Chest space too.
“The game will showcase the great and the good of Royal Windsor,” said Ms Lau.