Paul Blakey MBE is the founder of Street Angels, a project which, with the help of an amazing team of volunteers, has made a massive difference in Halifax and over one hundred and thirty towns and cities across the UK. Founded in November 2005 the scheme has seen violent crime and sexual assaults reduce dramatically in many of the communities projects work and has helped make towns, cities, clubs and festivals safer and more vibrant places. Because of Paul's contribution to community safety he was awarded a MBE (Most Excellent Member of the British Empire) in the New Years Honours 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. To accommodate the expansion of Street Angels Paul founded the Christian Nightlife Initiatives (CNI) Network in July 2008 which has helped over one hundred towns and cities across the UK to launch similar projects including work every summer at various music festivals. This initiative has won support of many leading church leaders, denominations and organisations. CNI Network is a leading voice for faith based projects working within the night-time economy. In 2014 Paul became a published author with the book "Street Angels - the amazing story from binge to better" which collates inspiring stories from across CNI Network. Paul is an assessor for the Queens Award for Voluntary Services and has set up various other initiatives such as #FaithAndPoliceTogether and #Do1NiceThing. Paul will talk about work on the streets, in nightclubs and at festivals in a humorous and engaging way.
Can speak at short notice. Need a table for books and display - no tech needed!
Any additional travelling fees?
Travel at £0.45p per mile from Halifax
I also make books available for a donation
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