MP takes to the town’s streets to find out about its guardian an­gels

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MAC­CLES­FIELD MP David Rutley spent a night on the streets of the town to learn about the work of its ‘guardian an­gels’.

David Rutley MP joined the Hope Street An­gels, a vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion that of­fers as­sis­tance to peo­ple in dif­fi­culty on nights out,

On the night he joined vol­un­teer Rosie Turner on a walk-about in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre and found out more about its work.

Dur­ing his visit, the Mac­cles­field MP helped Street An­gels by of­fer­ing di­rec­tions to those who had lost their way, find­ing taxis and mak­ing sure party-go­ers were safe.

After his visit, David said: “Street An­gels con­tinue to pro­vide im­por­tant support and a valu­able ser­vice to peo­ple in Mac­cles­field. It was great to see Street An­gels in ac­tion once again, work­ing to make our town cen­tre a safer and more en­joy­able place to be at week­ends. The pos­i­tive team spirit is ter­rific.”

The group cur­rently has 22 vol­un­teers. It op­er­ates on Satur­day nights from 10.30pm to 3am, and are based at the United Re­formed Church on Park Green.

Street An­gels are al­ways look­ing to re­cruit new vol­un­teers. If any­one wants to know more or would like to ap­ply to be a vol­un­teer, they should email the Street An­gels’ co­or­di­na­tor, Pip Moss­crop, at stree­tan­gels­mac­cles­field@gmail. com.

●● David Rutley with Rosie Tab­ner on the streets of Mac­cles­field

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