13 Oct £1,100 Raised For Kettering Street Pastors From Kettering Business Awards
A total of £1,100.55 was raised from the event which took place on Friday night at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa which recognised local businesses.
Founder Simon Cox said “It was an absolute pleasure to support the Kettering Street Pastors this year and I would like to thank the Kettering Street Pastors team for joining us at both the Kettering Awards and the Kettering Business Network for the presentation. Having witnessed first hand the work they do within Kettering Town Centre voluntarily each week, we are over the moon with the amount that was raised from the evening.”
Rob Webb, Co-Ordinator for the Kettering team said “As Kettering Street Pastors we’re incredibly proud of our town and supportive of our local community – and it was great to meet so many like-minded people at the Kettering Awards and learn more about the great work they and their businesses have been doing over the past year.
“Street Pastors are all volunteers and we don’t receive any statutory income from the government, so all our costs have to be covered by donations and fundraising. This incredibly generous donation will help us to continue our vital work caring for the local community, and in our 10th anniversary year we couldn’t have hoped for a better birthday present.”
ABOUT THE KETTERING STREET PASTORS
Street Pastors patrol Kettering town centre every Saturday night and other major party nights until 3am, providing help and support for everyone who needs it, regardless of their circumstances.
They help to ensure everyone enjoys a good night and gets home safely, and to achieve this they work in close partnership with door staff, CCTV and the police.
A particular focus is on those who are vulnerable or in need – whether they’re on a night out and have had ‘one too many’, or have deeper concerns which they need to talk about.
Street Pastors offer a caring, listening ear and a helpful ‘can do’ approach – no matter whoever, whatever and whenever – and without judgement.
Teams also hand out flip-flops, lollipops, water and space blankets, and collect cans and glass bottles from the streets to prevent them causing injury later in the night.
To find out more visit kettering.streetpastors.org