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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...

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...

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