MEET BRIAN AND ADRIAN
Brian Ward is the Street Angels coordinator for Scarborough which has now been running for over 8 years.
Adrian Moore is the coordinator for Community Angels which has operated for nearly 4 years.
Street Angels and Community Angels are well trained and a church based response to our community's problems and are there for the vulnerable.
Street Angel teams patrol the streets weekend nights from 10pm till 2:30am - interacting with people on the street and in night time venues; responding quickly if someone needs help; providing first aid and liaising with other services if necessary; providing practical support: helping people get a taxi home, contacting friends or family, being a listening ear, chatting with people. Street Angels work in partnership with local organisations: Police & Ambulance services, Council, CCTV, door staff, pub watch etc. Christians on the team will also pray with those people who request it. We have been instrumental in assisting other towns throughout England including one in Spain to set up their own Street Angel projects.
Community Angels operate weekday daytime on a 1-2-1 basis within the community. We are there to care, to listen, to talk and to offer practical help initially for 3-4 months and provide advocacy, and liaise with multi agencies. Referrals are received from the Police, Council, Social Services, Domestic Abuse, Housing Associations and the NHS.
Street Angels and Community Angels are there for the vulnerable, making a positive difference.
MEET POD (MARTIN PODMORE)
Martin ‘Pod’ Podmore leads the Eden team in the deprived area of Wheatley Park in Doncaster. He has a real heart to see his community transformed by Christ and lives this out daily.
MEET BEN JACK
Ben Jack heads up Advance: The Message Evangelists Movement at The Message Trust, committed to the equipping and multiplication of preaching evangelists in the UK and beyond.
As award-winning DJ Galactus Jack he also performs and preaches the gospel around the world.
MEET SAM WARD
Sam Ward is the Eden National Director at The Message Trust.
Sam has been involved in the Eden Network for over 15 years, initially as a volunteer and subsequently leading the team and a local church plant in the deprived neighbourhood of Openshaw.
He speaks at many national events about his passion for urban mission and the reality of living it out. Sam has played a crucial role in planting Eden teams across the UK and beyond.
MEET ANDY HAWTHORNE
Andy Hawthorne OBE is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Message Trust
Andy leads The Message Trust which celebrates its 25th year in 2017 and has grown from a one-man band to one of the top 1% of UK charities reaching hundreds of thousands of young people every year. The Message also launched in South Africa in 2014 and Canada in October 2016.
He is an in-demand speaker at events and conferences around the world and has addressed the UK and Scottish Parliaments on the transformative power of the gospel of Jesus. He is also the author of nine books including his latest, Here I Am Seek Me.
He was awarded the OBE in 2011 in recognition for his services to young people.
Andy is married to Michele and together they have two children, Sam and Beth.
He makes his home in Manchester, UK.