— Kirsten Smith (@KirstenSmithHR) May 21, 2016
“I have to thank the members of Kirkcaldy Street Pastors for the help and understanding they showed last night when they looked after my daughter.
“She was the one that was asleep in a doorway of a nightclub absolutely drunk.
“When I was told about the state she was in I came down to get her but couldn’t find her. I started to get even more worried about her safety as I was a police officer for 23 years and have seen everything.
“I phoned her mobile and was surprised when someone else answered her phone, but relieved and glad that she had the street pastors looking after her.
“I know what your organisation does so was pleased and relieved that the pastors had found her and were able to look after her and keep her safe until I got there to pick her up. Unfortunately I forgot to get their names to thank them as I was more intent on getting her in the car and home. Again I thank you and would like to thank the pastors that were looking after her and keeping her safe until I got there.”
Pembroke street pastors and prayer pastors enjoyed last week’s Pembroke Says Thank You event, by invitation of the Mayor.
Police officers in Cambridge have forwarded this message of gratitude to Cambridge Street Pastors from a highly experienced CCTV crew that was on duty in Cambridge over the weekend. The operators said:
“Over the two nights, Friday and Saturday, street pastors have helped with several issues regarding drunk individuals and with other incidents. They are an asset to the city and do their work professionally and without question.”
“We are well aware that the team – like many other unsung heroes/heroines – works quietly in the background doing a great job keeping the people in Cambridge in the evenings safe. This is often without any recognition and we realise that is not what you look for. It gives us great pleasure to be able to acknowledge the great work your team does and to thank you for all your efforts on behalf of the people of Cambridge.”