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Shrewsbury Street Pastors to Visit

29 October 2013

Guests of the club for the Sheffield United game

Shrewsbury Street Pastors will be at the Greenhous Meadow for this weekend's match against Sheffield United.

Their visit will help them promote the launch towards the end of November of the “Friends of Shrewsbury Street Pastors”, a dedicated group of people who will support the work that is undertaken by the Street Pastor volunteers.
 
They will embark on fundraising projects including organising and planning a series of exciting fundraisers over the next 12 months. 
 
Steve Jones, a trustee of Shrewsbury Street Pastors, said: "The past two years has seen God working in an amazing way on the streets of Shrewsbury by guiding the team of Street Pastors to hundreds of vulnerable people, both young and not so young, needing care, practical help or just a listening ear. 
 
"The incalculable number of lives saved through this engagement, particularly by eradicating the possibility of dying needlessly in the river, has been a real blessing to the town.
 
"From an initial team of 18, the number of volunteer Street Pastors has now grown to 28. In addition, there is a constant stream of enquiries from people wanting to help in some way, accompany the patrols as observers, fundraising or even signing up to train as Street Pastors. By the end of 2014, the goal of having a team of 30 will be exceeded." 
 
Friends of Shrewsbury Street Pastors launches at 7.30pm on Thursday, November 28 at Shrewsbury Town's Greenhous Meadow. 
 
The honoured guests will include Shrewsbury Bishop Mark Rylands along with the Mayor and local MP plus the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire and the High Sheriff of Shropshire. 
 
Shawbury Military Wives Choir will provide the entertainment.
 
If you wish to attend the launch or for further information, please contact Pauline or Steve Jones on (01743) 850263 or email friendsofssp@shrewsbury.streetpastors.org.uk
 
You can also find more information on the Facebook page “Friends of Shrewsbury Street Pastors”.


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