At the recent AGM held at Waterloo Road Church in Uxbridge it was reported that in the year up to July 2014: 221 flip flops were given out 620 lollipops were given out 292 people were assisted 695 lots of broken glass were cleared There were 94 significant conversations 48 incidents were prevented from escalating 138 people were helped with taxis 80 cups of water were given out It was also reported that there is a need for: More Street Angles (Click here to
Paul Blakey is the originator for Street Angels. In November 2005 he founded Halifax Street Angels, a project which, with the help of an amazing team of volunteers, has made a massive difference in Halifax. Over the years the idea has spread and helped over seventy towns and cities across the UK (http://www.blakey.org.uk/) In March 2013 Paul and his wife Jean spent the weekend in Uxbridge, where they met the volunteers and those involved with the Hillingdon Street Angels. Click on the
In December 2012, the local paper - The Uxbridge Gazette - ran a feature on the Hillingdon Street Angels titled: "The Angels are for life...not just for Christmas". The Uxbridge Gazette & Series covers all of the Borough of Hillingdon, giving the cause publicity and hopefully inspiration for others to go out and help their neighbourhoods.
We have come across couples who are arguing and found that our assistance was needed by women being threatened or physically pushed around by their boyfriends. Being able to intervene and enable the women to get to a mini cab safely has been greatly appreciated by these women and, aside from occasionally being at the receiving end of the boyfriend’s frustration, the situation has been diffused by separation. There are a few people who we see quite regularly on the street, one such girl is