Nottingham Street Pastors saved after £10,000 in donations.

Nottingham Street pastors

An organisation which has helped thirteen thousand people get home safely after nights out in Nottingham has been saved from closure.

Ten thousand pounds has been raised so that Malt Cross Trust’s Street Pastors can keep helping vulnerable people in Nottingham.

Street Pastors are volunteers who go out onto the streets of Nottingham city centre on Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 10pm and 3am to care for people who may have become vulnerable while out enjoying the city’s night life as a result of excess alcohol consumption, drug use or due to having become a victim of violence or theft.

They provide bottled water, flip flops (to prevent women who have removed their high-heeled shoes from cutting their feet on broken glass) and first aid.

The Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and intu, the owners of the Broadmarsh and Victoria shopping centres, have all donated enough funds to keep the organisation going.

“Overwhelmed by their generosity”

Paddy Tipping, the Nottinghamshire Police and crime Commissioner said: “Nottingham’s nightlife has a great deal to offer and I want everyone to enjoy themselves and have a good time.”

“However, sometimes things get a bit out of hand and the Street Pastors help to keep people out of trouble and reduce the possibility that they, or others, come to any harm.”

Jo Cox Brown, Chief Executive of the Malt Cross Trust said: “We are overwhelmed by their generosity towards us and for their faith in our project.”

“It’s so encouraging for our 100 volunteers to know that they are supported and appreciated by the community we serve.”



(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)