Street Angels calling for more volunteers

Cookstown Street Angels on night patrol.
Cookstown Street Angels on night patrol.

THE people targeted by the Street Angels outreach project which has been running in Cookstown for three months have been receptive to the help and support they have received during nights out.

Around 15 volunteers staff the project which works in conjunction with other community organisations such as TIPSA, night-club owners and Cookstown police, and is run every other Saturday night from 1am to 4am.

The aim of Cookstown Street Angels is to reduce the level of anti-social behaviour and to help those who would be most vulnerable on Saturday nights when nightclubs close, especially young women.

Manager of Positive Steps Community Centre which initiated the project, Mary Hogg, said the reaction of people out socialising is very good and that the volunteers have never faced any hostility.

The project however needs volunteers and if it had more people willing to help out, it could be run every Saturday night.

If anyone is interested they can contact Bernie or Mary on 028 8676 1020. All volunteers will receive training and will wear uniforms and ID cards.