Love and Angels in Notts
'Love Your Streets' launched this valentine's weekend. The initiative, supported by HOPE, focuses on encouraging people to take responsibility and contribute some good old fashioned community spirit to their neighbourhood.
The launch was part of the United NG9 event in Beeston, Nottingham on Sunday 13 February, which saw 300 people gather at the Pearson Centre. Roy Crowne, Executive Director of HOPE, urged Christians to get involved in their area and join together in acts of kindness and word and action mission.
The United event also saw the beginnings of the new Street Angels team in Beeston, which will be led by HOPE Nottingham. Unexpectedly, the local Tesco Express presented a cheque for £300 to contribute towards the equipment needed for the Street Angels Project.
Roy Crowne, will be going out with the new Street Angels team on their launch night, Friday 11 March, and will experience the Angel experience for himself. There will be a service of commissioning for Beeston's Street Angels also on the same evening. Paul Blakey, Founder of Street Angels, will join the crew too.
Speaking after the launch, Adam May, the National Director of Development for Christian Nightlife Initiatives said: "I was delighted to share in the events this weekend which was a major encouragement for the work of HOPE Nottingham. Street Angels and Love your Streets are demonstrations of the Gospel of love in action. As lovers up and down the land show their love for one another, there is a challenge for us not to lose sight of the need to love our wider community.
Mayor of Boxtowne, Pat Lalley, has shown his own personal support for the project: "Beeston Street Angels will be a welcome addition to our area and our attempt to improve community safety. The plans of Hope Nottingham to develop patrols of volunteers to be on our streets each weekend will hopefully bring community and sense. I wholeheartedly endorse their work and look forward to seeing what can be achieved in Beeston and them becoming a familiar presence in our area."
Love your Streets
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