During June there were:
- 3 Friday night patrols and 3 Saturday night patrols
- 6 Patrols totalling 30 hours of cover involving 18 Street Pastors
- 2 pairs of flip-flops given and 15 bottles of water
- 240 lollies and Love Hearts
Here are some of the ways Street Pastors cared, listened and helped in June:
- Cleared lots of litter at Grove Skate Park
- Helped a young man who was unwell and had a nosebleed
- Cared for two girls, one of whom needed hospital treatment
- Helped calm an angry man who had been asked to leave a Wantage venue
One of our teams chatted to young people at Grove Skate Park and cleared lots of litter.
A young man, having been asked to leave a Wantage venue earlier than he had planned, angrily walked around town shouting up and down the street. Seeing our team he strode right up to one of our Street Pastors and very politely asked for a lollypop.
While Street Pastors were visiting a Sweatbox youth event at Manor Park, a member of the public called to ask us to attend to two girls in Wantage who were very unwell through alcohol use. The member of the public also called for an ambulance to attend. Working alongside leaders of Sweatbox Youth Centre, we cared for the two girls, assessed the situation and contacted their parents. Due to some complications, one of the girls needed urgent hospital treatment but paramedics released the other girl to be taken home. Street Pastors helped Mum get her daughter in the car and walked to their home to help at the other end too. Both girls made a full recovery and have been offered further support.
One of our teams cared for a man that was unwell and had a nosebleed. We helped clean him up and ensured he got safely in to a taxi with his friend.
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