The City of Hull Street Angels are dedicated volunteers who serve the most vulnerable in Hull’s town centre, and other busy areas every weekend from 9pm until 3am.
The team of 26 volunteers have saved lives by ensuring they are there to respond to situations quickly. They have helped people struggling with mental health problems and suicidal thoughts, and are often the first line of support for people when they are at their most vulnerable.
They have also intervened and prevented sexual assaults and domestic abuse incidents.
Carrying equipment such as foil blankets and phone power banks, and collaborating with taxi services, they ensure a safe journey home for people of all ages and have helped countless individuals who have ended up alone in the city to get home safely.
They also extend their care to others by offering flip flops, water, and sick bowls to anyone in need.
Whilst the work of the Street Angels is important to individuals, it is also valuable to the emergency services. The early intervention of the team can mean calls to the emergency services are avoided, alleviating the burden on ambulance crews, allowing them to prioritise those in need.
Many of the volunteers are medical students, carrying first aid kits, advanced knife crime dressings and a defibrillator, gaining valuable experience of working with the police and ambulance service.
A grant from the Matthew Good Foundation will enable the Street Angels to offer their volunteers training and acquire vital equipment, including jackets and first aid refills.
“We are over the moon and delighted to have been shortlisted. The Grants for Good program is doing some amazing things and we are so happy we can be part of it.”
“My call with the charity’s Chair, Jamie, who also works as part of the team, provided invaluable insight into The City of Hull Street Angels’ impact on people in the city centre. Jamie shared countless examples of how volunteers save lives by supporting vulnerable individuals in distress, preventing assaults, and ensuring a safe return home for many. The wider positive impact on already stretched public services also deserves recognition.”
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After employees at the John Good Group voted for their favourite causes, City of Hull Street Angels came first place, receiving a grant of £5,000.
Grants for Good Finalist
City of Hull Street Angels has become one of the top five finalists in the latest Grants for Good round, and will receive a grant between £2000 and £5000 after employees at the John Good Group have voted on their favourite causes.