The University of Surrey has given a welcome boost to Guildford’s Street Angels as they launch a collaboration to support the well-being of young people in the town.

Lisa Dimbylow, the University’s Public Engagement Manager, presented Rev Noelle Coe, the Town Chaplain, with a massive cheque for £2000 to support the work of the charity.

Noelle thanked the University for their support adding: “The Chaplaincy is thrilled and most grateful to receive this support for our Street Angel project.  As a university town, Guildford has a diverse and multi-cultural community with a large proportion being aged under-25.  This number is also swelled by the young men and women attending nearby military training establishments.  So, as you might imagine, many of those our Street Angels help are young people enjoying a night out in the local pubs, clubs and bars and who, for a variety of reasons, become vulnerable.  Street Angels are equipped to assist and care for these people who might come to the attention of the Police or end up in A&E.  We work closely with Surrey Police, Guildford Borough Council, Experience Guildford, Pub Watch and other organisations within the local community.  We are particularly delighted to have entered this special partnership with the University of Surrey to enable us to better support the well being of young adults in our town, especially those who are living away from home for the first time.  We look forward to working closely with them over the coming years to keep people safe and keep our fabulous town peaceful”

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