WHO ARE BEDFORD STREET ANGELS?
WHAT DO WE DO?
Identify vulnerable people on the streets at night
Offer assistance to guide people to a safer place
Listen to those who want to talk or share their issues
Hand out bottled water to those who may be dehydrated
Respond to Nite-Net radio calls for assistance via CCTV
Provide flip-flops to those with tired or sore feet
Perform basic first aid for those with minor injuries
Help folk to safety of a taxi or wait with them for a ride home
Dear friends, We invite you to join us from 14-21 October 2018 in prayer to our Mighty God, who answers the prayers of His believing people. We ask you to […]
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Invitation to all Volunteers, Pray-ers at Base and at Home, Friends, Nominated Church Representatives, Trustees, Committee members and their partners to the 2018 BSA Autumn Social Event at St Peter’s […]
Premier Christian Radio is calling the Christian community together to pray for our young people and specifically the epidemic of violence we have seen of late in our towns and […]
Dear friends and supporters, During week commencing 22 April 2018, could you meet with one or more Christians who have a heart for Bedford Street Angels, to pray over the […]
You are invited to join the East Midlands area gathering on Saturday 24th February 2018 All Nations Church Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7QF 10.00am Arrive (refreshments served) 10.30am CNI […]
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
Thank you for staying with my friend the other Saturday night, those flip-flops were great
Wow, you’re really cool
I am writing to say a massive thank you for helping to look after me on Sat night. I went out for an evening with a friend and drunk too much. … I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for me and praise you for your kindness and the work that you do
Anonymous24th March 2012
My daughter suffered a violent unprovoked attack in Bedford whilst waiting for a taxi. The incident was witnessed by two young male Bedford Angels who speed dialed the police requesting that they attend the incident. Whilst waiting for the police they took care of my daughter who was drifting in and out of consciousness by wrapping her in a foil blanket and prevented the attacker causing further damage to her although one of them took a punch while doing so.
They also attended the court hearing … as witnesses for the prosecution which hopefully will result in the offending party to be charged with the assult. I am extremely grateful to them for all that they did and I am in complete admiration of the organization who do this every week with no monetary gain, just to try to make Bedford a safer place.
I and my family, especially my daughter, who was the victim can’t thank you enough … The horror I felt that a young woman could inflict such dreadful injuries and pain on a totally unsuspecting and unknown victim for no apparent reason, well I’m sure you can imagine, but when we attended the court and I met the two Angels my faith in humanity was totally restored. I think that what you do is amazing and when I was told why the organization was set up in the first place.
I had heard of that in incident when it happened and having a son and daughter who were at school and socialized in Bedford it has continued to haunt me ever since …
Message from the Management
Bedford Street Angels is a fantastic organisation, whereby volunteers are able to show the love of Christ in a very practical way to people they encounter on the streets of Bedford late on a Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday. Having patrolled with Bedford Street Angels since April 2010, I can testify to the many grateful people who have been helped by the Angels, either physically or spiritually. It is by the grace of God that Bedford Street Angels is accepted by the night time economy, being very much appreciated by the groups it works alongside, such as the police, landlords, door supervisors etc. With each volunteer's Christian understanding of life, they can bring hope and joy into sad and desperate situations, showing people that there is a God who loves them whatever their circumstances. It is a privilege and an honour to be a Street Angel, and I give God the glory for all that He has done in the past and will do in the future.Rebecca Bolt – Chair of BSA Management Committee