The first team of Street Angels were out and about in Rhyl on Saturday night, 1st July.
Kitted out with hi-vis vests and a ruck-sack with items such as plasters, lollipops, flip-flops and first aid supplies the team met with door staff and those out and about in the North Wales resort.
Paul Blakey MBE, the founder of Street Angels, was with the team on the inaugural patrol. He comments, "This is the fourth Angylion y Stryd project to launch in North Wales as part of funding received from North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s Innovate to Grow initiative. It was great to be out in Rhyl with some of the local volunteers, chat to people and make connections with those who work in the town."
More volunteers are needed so that the team can patrol Friday and Saturday nights especially over the summer season and at events such as the Rhyl Air Show.
Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, Andy Dunbobbin, comments, "My Innovate to Grow initiative targets and invests in projects dealing with the root causes of crime across North Wales, especially ones that offer new and innovative ideas of preventing and tackling wrongdoing. I would like to thank the local Street Angel volunteers who have stepped up to offer their time to assist residents and visitors during the night time economy in Colwyn Bay and Rhyl.”
For more information and to sign up as a potential volunteer visit streetangels.org.uk/northwales
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