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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,”...

Baptism of Fire for Guardian Angels

Chaplains keep on taking Message to the Streets

EVERY weekend for the past three years, a group of dedicated volunteers has patrolled the streets of Cairns to ensure the city is a safe place for locals and tourists alike. Chaplains keep on taking message to streets Revellers know that without fail Cairns Street...

Baptism of Fire for Guardian Angels

Angels on our Streets

... Distinguished by their purple and white polo shirts, the volunteer chaplains patrol the city's entertainment precinct on Fridays and Saturdays between 11pm and 5am. On any night they might give first aid; care for people who are unconsciousness from alcohol or...

Baptism of Fire for Guardian Angels

Chaplain Milestone

THE men and women behind a service committed to making the streets safer for revellers in the CBD has celebrated 12 months on the job. The Cairns Street Chaplains have reflected on the year that was, having helped more than 500 partygoers safely get home since their...

Baptism of Fire for Guardian Angels

Night Angels off to a Flying Start

LENDING a helping hand to a drunken reveller or two will be all in a night's work for Cairns' newly minted street chaplains. The service, which was originally founded in Brisbane by senior chaplain Lance Mergard 12 years ago, began in the CBD last night after 10...

First Weekend on the Streets

First Weekend on the Streets

Cairns Street Chaplains had a wonderful first weekend on the streets, being able to assist a number of people on both nights. We mainly assisted in the areas of first aid, getting people home safely in taxis, and solving problems for people in distress. Our role on...

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