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Preston Street Pastors to mark 15 years of serving the city

Posted on - 30th November, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Plungington, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston
The Street Pastors out on the city centre Pic: Preston Street Pastors

A group who patrol Preston city centre and Plungington to help those in need will mark 15 years this December.

Preston Street Pastors began on 16 December 2008 and on the same date in 2023 they will meet at Preston Minster.

Mayor of Preston councillor Yakub Patel will give a vote of thanks to the 40 or so street pastors who give up their time to help those who are on a night out or who are struggling and out on the streets.

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The Street Pastors go out no matter what the weather is in the city Pic: Preston Street Pastors

Group co-ordinator Paul Blackett said: “Reuniting friends, caring for those who have drunk a little too much, and signposting others to local support agencies is all part of a normal night out.

“We are a listening ear and a point of help for many. We don’t judge and we’re not easily shocked.”

Anyone interested in joining the street pastors should contact preston@streetpastors.org.uk

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