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
Training Day 9.45am-1.00pm on Saturday 19 November 2016 at Three Rivers Church – West (formerly Rutland Road Church). Alcohol & Drugs Awareness by Path 2 Recovery – Drug and Alcohol […]
A man ‘sleeps it off’ at the bus stop oblivious to the world; a couple argue volubly as they literally step away from each other; inebriated young women totter down […]
Prayer changes things – have you heard that official statistics show that, nationally, 50% of night clubs have closed during the last 5 years? Likewise, in Bedford the number of […]
The BSA Summer BBQ will be on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 7pm at the home of Stephen and Pip Elphick: an opportunity for volunteers, Friends, pray-ers at home and […]
Fred Gill took “The Pilgrim” to the Annual Motorbike Festival on 11th June at Daventry. Fred was interviewed by Martin Heath on BBC Radio Northampton on Sunday 12th June. You […]
Bedfordshire Christian Police Association are holding their first ever National Day of Prayer event this year. It is taking placed at The Square Methodist Church, Dunstable at 7.30pm on […]
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
As part of the Best Bar None Awards scheme we have decided to award to Bedford Street Angels an Outstanding Contribution Award. The award is sponsored by FJF Licensing who have provided the sum of £150 as a monetary sum to accompany the award.
The Awards Evening was last night and Fran and Fred Gill were invited to attend. It came as a pleasant shock as we asked them to accept the award on behalf of the Street Angels. I hope we haven’t breached any protocol and the assembled attendees at the event felt the award was well deserved and wanted their appreciation to be passed on.
Keith SimmonsHead of Registration and Records – 2014
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