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NSP team on Norwich streets to boost funds 

 
NSP15StreetForum540Volunteers for Norfolk Street Partnership will be back out on the streets of Norwich on September 6 raising cash to fund a relaunch of its vital night-time city centre ministry.

 
The Christian charity, which provides a calming presence on the streets and support for those facing difficulties or danger, will be collecting donations to help fund its work.
 
NSP volunteers have been absent from the streets for a number of months but are now actively planning to return, according to NSP volunteer Andy Driver.
 
“Since the NSP Street Team ceased being out in Norwich city centre and Great Yarmouth on Friday and Saturday nights, the Prayer team have been covering these nights with prayer on a weekly basis, with a pair of intercessors praying usually together over the telephone for a period of time at about 10pm on both nights.
 
“The plan is hopefully to be back on the streets within the next few months. During the past eight months the volunteers have been meeting monthly with the Trustees for a time of prayer, discussion, feedback, training and preparation for re-launching NSP back onto the streets.
 
“It may appear to the outside world that NSP has not been eager to get back into their night time ministry, however there is a great sense of urgency and wanting to be back out there from the volunteers and the new NSP Trustees are finalising the infrastructure/procedures that will ensure this to happen,” said Andy.
 
“The street collection is not only about raising funds to finance the re-launch but about a chance to talk to people about our ministry.”
 
Collectors will be at various high profile city centre locations between 10am and 6pm on Saturday September 6.
 
If you would like further information about Norfolk Street Partnership, please contact: chair of trustees Rev Deb Cousins at  deb@nspuk.org or on 01603 738329.

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