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STREET PROTECTORS: Volunteers work to keep the community safe on the streets in St Albans 

 Published on: 14th September 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A team of volunteers in St Albans have been helping to keep the streets of the city safe for the whole community.

The Street Support Team was set up in 2019 and offers support to the community on Friday and Saturday nights, both in instances of medical support and just for a friendly chat.

Shaun Martin, founder, said the team was a way he could offer help to those who need it.

He said: “I have always had a kind of passion and wanted to help people, but I never really knew how.”

Shaun also said the team are dedicated to keeping St Albans safe but hope to expand and develop a net of other groups I n the future.

He said: “I chose St Albans because it was a nice place to start which would be safe and allow us to help train up volunteers.

“We want to make sure that every person that steps foot on the streets of St Albans will be okay and we will do everything that we can to help them.”

Shaun added that the team will ensure that there is complete transparency with where the money from the crowdfunding will be spent.

He said: “We want to be an organisation anyone can ask any question about and we will be able be fully transparent.

“We are trying to save up for a defibrillator which is a vital bit of equipment and more volunteer uniforms which allow us to be identified quickly.”

The group are also always looking for both patrol and management volunteers to help them continue their vital work.

To donate to their crowdfunding page, go to 

Check out the @streetsupportteam Facebook page.

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