£3,700 RAISED BY JIGSAW CHOIR FOR SHREWSBURY STREET PASTORS
Jigsaw Sound Choir, Shrewsbury, raised £3,700 for Shrewsbury Street Pastors, our chosen charity in 2019. We also participated in their Gala Concert, which raised £1,000!
Steve and Pauline Jones, Steve is the head of Shrewsbury Street Pastors, thanked the choir for all their help and support during the year, saying the choir's help had made a significant difference.
Now in its eighth year, Shrewsbury Street Pastors is a volunteer-based initiative with a mandate to be a tangible Christian influence in Shrewsbury.
The 37 Christian volunteers are drawn from 17 churches from 7 different denominations, and work in partnership with Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council, Team Shrewsbury and the West Mercia Police, known as “The Urban Trinity”.
A team of Street Pastors (consisting of 3 or 4 trained volunteers) patrols the town centre every Saturday (and the occasional Friday, Sunday and Wednesday), between the hours of 10.30pm. and 4 am (approx.) to help, care for and listen to those in difficulty without judgment or discrimination. A bottle of water for those who are dehydrated, a pair of flip-flops for those struggling to walk in high heels, a space blanket for those without a coat, a phone call to track down missing friends or arrange a taxi home, or simply a listening ear – all are part of a night’s work for a Street Pastor.
Steve and Pauline's kind letter of thanks to Jigsaw Sound Choir for their support in 2019.