Halifax Street Angels have spread their wings and travelled to the Mediterranean for their latest social crusade.
In a bid to provide their night service aid and assistance services globally and at the request of one of Majorca’s chief of police, the Christian group embarked upon their first foreign project in Santa Ponca, Majorca, last weekend.
The Street Angels will train a team of 24 volunteers from the Calvia and Palma districts who intend to be on patrol every Friday and Saturday night in the party resort of Magaluf; taking the practical love of Jesus onto the streets.
Paul and Jean Blakey, who started the street service in 2005, joined the volunteers in Majorca.
Paul Blakey MBE said: “It was great to see the respect and support of those working in Santa Ponca, the weekend was a great start to what will doubtless be a productive summer’ s work.”
It is hoped that the Santa Ponca/Magaluf project will become a blueprint for work in other European holiday resorts in the future.
Halifax Street Angels - making our town safer:
Street Angels started in Halifax in 2005 to address weekend night time town centre issues and now operates across 120 cities.
Violent crime in Halifax town centre has reduced by 57 per cent, over the last five years.
Street Angels have helped many through agency referrals.
The local church service volunteers have picked up thousands of glasses and bottles - making the streets cleaner and safer.