Cairns Street Chaplain News

Street Chaplains in the Cairns Festival Parade Again

Street Chaplains in the Cairns Festival Parade Again

A team of ten of us (including one Swiss back packer who rode in the wheelchair) proudly wore our purple shirts in the Cairns Festival Parade on Saturday 25 August 2018.  Les drove the van with Alysse riding shotgun, Brett pushed the wheelchair and the rest of us...

Hydration and good mates the keys to a great New Year’s Eve

Hydration and good mates the keys to a great New Year’s Eve

What a great night we had on New Year’s Eve! Thirteen Street Chaplains (including three gracious volunteers roped in just to give out cups of water) worked tirelessly from 9pm to 5am. We gave out 1,004 cups of water from the Rest and Recovery van on that one night...

Chaplains take part in the Cairns Festival Parade

Chaplains take part in the Cairns Festival Parade

The Cairns Festival got underway with a Grand Parade of around 85 floats and other vehicles together with crowds of people processing down the Esplanade on 26 August 2017. A good number of our Street Chaplains joined in with Bill driving our Street Chaplains' van,...

Great Set Up

Great Set Up

The inside of the van is now extremely functional.  Removing the stretcher bed was the first step in fully kitting out the inside and outside of the ex-ambulance to meet our specific needs. The inside space is set up for quick access to all our supplies and...

Stretcher bed given to local football club

Stretcher bed given to local football club

On 18 February 2017 we presented Matt Kelso of Far North Queensland Football Ltd with the stretcher bed out of the ex-ambulance van for use at local sporting field Endeavour Park.  Matt posted a thank you message on the FNQ Football Ltd Facebook page together with the...

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