Working together: Street Pastors and partners

Market Harborough Street Pastors presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Enigma Cafe Bar who have given a regular cash donation to Street Pastors over the last five years to support their work.

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In 2014 Ealing Street Pastors received support from the Atul Pathak Community Awards, the initiative of a franchised group of McDonald’s restaurants operated by Atul Pathak. The street pastors were also given additional support from the franchisee over a 12-month period, which included the use of McDonald’s facilities in Ealing, Acton and Southall, and vouchers for use in the restaurants.

The coordinator of Ealing Street Pastors, Sophie Schuil-Brewer said, “Being in McDonalds helps us meet more people as the street pastors will chat with customers and staff, providing a positive and comforting presence late at night.”

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Simon and Andrew managers of the clubs Kuda and Ballares in Cambridge, operated by the Luminar group, visited Cambridge Street Pastors over Easter and brought lots of Creme Eggs with them. The eggs were given to people coming into Nightlite, a ‘safe place’ project, and street pastors also took a large number of eggs out with them – they were a good conversation starter.

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Two local nightclub managers joined Preston & South Ribble Street Pastors back in the cold winter months. This message came by email from one of them afterwards.

I went out with three wonderful people recently. The weather was shocking with big winds, rain and hail. Your team just battled on regardless, looking after those in need of food and a warm cup of tea.

The team you sent me with allowed me to get fully engaged into what they were doing, rather than being a hanger on getting in their way. I must say it was a pleasure to be a part of their team.

In my industry, an email is normally the start of a complaint or lost property, so I wanted to send you an email of thanks.

I have nothing but respect for the work ALL of you carry out.

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Diageo, leading global alcohol retail, has made a 3-minute video on behalf of Belfast Street Pastors. You can watch it here.

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Play nightclub in Hereford has given Hereford Street Pastors a page on its website.

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National night club operator Luminar has helped the flow of flip flops to Street Pastors teams by adding boxes of Street Pastors flip flops to a delivery to its club in Exeter, from where they were collected by the local team.