Woking Street Angels and their supporters braved Storm Ciara on Sunday to commission ten newly-trained volunteers, and celebrate their ninth anniversary, at a special church service.
During the service, led by Revd. Iain Forbes at All Saint’s Church, Woodham, the new Street Angels were given lighted candles by the charity’s Trustees, symbolising their sharing the light of Christ with those in need.
Woking MP Jonathan Lord helped with the commissioning, along with the Deputy Mayor Saj Hussain and other members of Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council.
Woking Street Angels are trained volunteers who walk around Woking Town Centre every Friday and Saturday night, whatever the weather, from 10pm till 4am, offering help, or a listening ear, wherever it is needed. Over the past nine years Surrey Police have regularly noted that the presence of Street Angels in our town centre significantly helps to calm tensions and reduce violent crime.
Street Angels always need new volunteers. If you are interested in finding out more about what they do please visit this page, find them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org