May 17, 15:38
A team of “Angels” will be on hand at Newquay's Boardmasters Festival in August.
The Festival Angels volunteers, along the lines of the Street Angels and Street Pastors models, will be out and about across the festival site offering help and assistance to the 35,000 festival goers.
The teams will offer support such as helping carry bags and putting up tents as people arrive, and offering directions, water and Suntan Lotion as the festival gets underway. Festival Angel volunteers will also be on hand to support and work alongside other welfare teams.
Festival Angels was launched at Leeds Festival in 2011 and since then has extended to 175 volunteers in 2016 running a cafe, lost property and detached teams. The concept of Festival Angels has become an integral part of Leeds Festival with other major music festivals across the UK now looking at replicating the model.
Paul Blakey MBE, the founder of Street Angels and Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network, comments, "This is the first time for Festival Angels at Boardmasters. Based on that successful track record at Leeds, local organisers thought Festival Angels would bring a uniquely positive contribution to this event, which completely dominates the Newquay area for a few days every August. Our aim is to support the local effort this year and build a team that will be led and resourced locally in future years."
Derek Baker, the Faith Co-ordinator for Devon and Cornwall Police, and Regional Co-ordinator for ‘Redeeming Our Communities’, says "Festival Angels is a great opportunity for people with Street Pastor, Street Angel or similar experience to take their skills and concern for the safety and wellbeing of others into the Music Festival environment."
Jez Bayes, Safer Cornwall Alcohol Strategy Co-ordinator, comments "This community spirited initiative will help to continue the development of The Boardmasters Festival as a safe and vibrant event, making sure that people are able to look back on their time here for the right reasons."
To find out more or to sign up as a Festival Angel volunteer visit www.boardmastersfestivalangels.org.uk Festival Angels are volunteers from local churches who offer a Christian presence through Christian service at music festivals and sporting events across the UK. In 2017 Festival Angels will be at...
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I've managed to retrieve this photo from it.
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