The Windsor Street Angel Blog
The latest news, thoughts and content linked to the Windsor Street Angels and related community projects
The ACT Foundation awards fundraising match grant for £10,000!
The ACT Foundation have generously awarded Windsor Christian Action a fundraising match grant to the value of £10,000. This grant will be spread across the three charities that operate under the Windsor Christian Action umbrella: Windsor Street Angels; Windsor Homeless Project; and Windsor Foodshare. This grant reflects the fantastic amount of fundraising completed by the churches of Windsor on behalf of Windsor Christian Action.
This generous sum of money will make a huge difference and help encourage further fundraising across the three charities. Windsor Street Angels, Windsor Homeless Project and Windsor Foodshare are all reliant upon donations to continue their work to support those in need in Windsor.
The ACT Foundation provide grants to help enhance the quality of life for people in need – to learn more about the foundation please go to www.theactfoundation.co.uk
Thankyou to the Co-op Arthur Road
We’ve been awarded a donation of £500 from the Windsor Arthur Road branch of the Co-op.
This fantastic donation will go towards replenishing our stocks that the Angels carry each Friday night and providing essential uniforms and high vis jackets for our new volunteers.
The Co-op Local Community Fund is the Co-op’s way of giving back to their members and communities by giving money to local causes that their members care about. A huge thankyou to the Co-op team and their members/customers for making this donation possible.
2017 – a Year in Review
2017 was the year Windsor Street Angels turned 5 years old, a year where we helped over 4,000 people, sponsored a public access defibrillator and welcomed many new volunteers to our team.
Read about our year in review in full here…
December’s Windsor Street Angel of the month is Alice H who joined the Street Angels in 2016.
Alice is one of our team leaders and has also fundraised for us, completing ultramarathons in Iceland and the Cotswolds and most recently a 100 mile hike in Scotland with her rescue dog Reggie.
Read more about what Alice H enjoys most about being an Angel here
Windsor Street Angels Christmas Raffle
- December 2017
This Christmas we held our first ever Windsor Street Angel’s Christmas Raffle with all the money raised going directly to support the Street Angels.
The raffle was organised by Angel Katie Jones who has worked with many of the local businesses, bars and clubs to arrange the generous prizes. With prizes for everyone with prizes ranging from complimentary club entry and drinks to a boat trip down the river.
The raffle was drawn on the 14th December and has raised a whopping £400 – that’s enough to buy our kit for over two months.
A huge thankyou to Katie for her energy and enthusiasm at arranging the raffle and a massive thanks to all the generous donors of prizes.
Training for the team on Hate Crime, Vulnerability and Drugs Awareness
The team had a great training session covering drugs awareness, vulnerability and hate crime.
All three items are issues that our Street Angels observe whilst on shift and training like this is critical to ensure they are comfortable recognising it and knowing how best to support those impacted.
All our Street Angels receive free training covering these areas and many more topics such as first aid, homelessness and radio skills.
The first Community Access Defibrillator in Windsor has been installed on William Street and is sponsored by the Windsor Street Angels!
A defibrillator is an essential piece of life saving equipment and our Street Angels actually carry one with them during shift as these really can make the difference in survival if someone suffers a cardiac arrest.
Providing community access defibrillators means that this kit is available to anyone that needs it and William Street is a busy location close to the high street and clubs.
The defibrillator has been provided as part of the Windsor Community Defibrillator Project which is working to ensure there are accessible community defibrillators across Windsor.