Volunteers to help vulnerable people in Woking

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About 60 volunteers are set to take to the streets in a Surrey town centre to help vulnerable people.

The volunteers for the Woking Street Angels scheme have taken part in training run by local churches in conjunction with Surrey Police.

They will carry out duties for the first time in the town on Friday night.

They will offer practical help to people who may be vulnerable, for example as a result of homelessness, alcohol, drug abuse or violence.

Woking council said the Street Angel scheme, set up by churches, also operated in Guildford, Camberley and Staines, and had made a positive impact on crime and anti-social behaviour.

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