At a glitzy event sponsored by Great Western Railway, Plymouth Street Pastors received the Volunteer Team of the Year award.
Ten inspiring winners were recognised at the city’s Inspiring Volunteers evening.
The late-night patrols carried out by the Street Pastors team in Plymouth are now a familiar – and welcomed – sight among clubbers in the city centre, the Barbican, Warner Village, North Hill and Mutley Plain areas.
Co-ordinator Roy Beaumont, who nominated the team, said that since their launch in 2008, the Street Pastors team has resuscitated two people, helped avoid seven suicides, saved three people from hypothermia, given away over 6,600 pairs of flip flops to those walking the street bare-foot, removed over 55,000 discarded bottles and handed out more than 1,300 blankets.
Roy added his congratulations to everyone involved in the team. “Well done guys, another well-deserved public recognition of the fantastic work done by every street and prayer pastor. Thankyou for your continued commitment to this ministry and many blessings.”