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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’...
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...
Cairns Street Chaplains’ Van Launch

Cairns Street Chaplains’ Van Launch

Cairns Street Chaplains started working on the streets on Cairns in October 2013 offering a voluntary foot patrol service, to provide care and basic first aid to vulnerable night club patrons, on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 5am. In July 2016, in...
Baptism of Fire for Guardian Angels

Baptism of Fire for Guardian Angels

IT’S 2013 and Esther Knight’s first shift with the Cairns Street Chaplains. A brawl breaks out near Reef Hotel Casino with “blood and guts, and everything everywhere”. “Ambulance, police – everybody was involved in it. There were people being carted off to hospital,”...