Youngsters create poster for initiative

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Youngsters have shown their support to an initiative supporting people enjoying a night out.

Members of North Tyneside’s youth council have been showcasing the work of Whitley Bay Street Pastors.

The youngsters were funded £300 by ‘O2 Think Big’ to design and create a poster, to be shown in schools and community centres, illustrating the work that the volunteers do for their local area.

They worked to get statistics, and even went out and about in the streets to take photos for their poster.

Abbie Armstrong, North Tyneside’s Young Mayor, said: “The Whitley Bay Street Pastors do a lot of fantastic work and I’m glad we were able to help by making this poster.”

Chris Lincoln, Whitley Bay Street Pastors coordinator, said: “We are delighted with the poster which North Tyneside Youth Council designed after being inspired by the work we do.

“The safety of our communities is very important to us. Our volunteers patrol in Whitley Bay, Cullercoats, Tynemouth and a Metro patrol.”

Street Pastors patrol from 10pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday nights, to care for, listen to and help vulnerable people out on the streets.

For more information, go to www.streetpastors.org/locations/whitley-bay