Nottingham street pastors start donation drive to stay open

drunkA charity that is a key part of Nottingham’s night life is asking for public donations to avoid closure and is looking to raise £5000 in two months.

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The Project – Nottingham Street Pastors–  helps to look after drunk people on their night out and make sure they remain safe. Its volunteers are believed to have kept more than 1,500 people out of hospital over the last five years.

The charity was given an £87,000 grant by Comic Relief to fund a three year period which has now ended and will not be renewed.

The service is hoping the public will dig deep in order to raise the £24,000 a year it costs to keep the charity going.

The group has raised £300 since the start of the week and have received support from two major nightclubs.  Oceana and The Forum will hold club nights within the next two months in aid of the charity.

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