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Projects supported by The Hamilton Road Guild

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Street Pastors (Ascension Trust)

Street Pastors is an initiative of The Ascension Trust in the UK, there are around 12,000 Street Pastors in about 350 areas.

In Scotland, all Street Pastors are under the umbrella of The Ascension Trust (Scotland), Scottish Charity Number SC041912.

In April 2007, there were no Street Pastors in Scotland. In April 2015 there are over 500 operating in 20 areas from Edinburgh to Tain.

We will never tell an area that they need Street Pastors. If local Christians identify issues on their streets, they are the ones best placed to decide whether Street Pastors could help to deal with these issues.

Working with an ‘Urban Trinity’ of Churches, Local Authorities and Police, Street Pastors go out in all weathers, typically from 10pm to 3am on one or more nights at the weekend. In order to increase the value of Street Pastors to the communities in Scotland, we now want to work, with Guild members across the country to inform, dispel myths and raise awareness of Street Pastors.

We will explore the best vehicle to deliver thee messages to every part of the Guild family. The partnership with The Guild will allow us the option to deliver the extensive training programme in more inventive ways, including distance learning of a few of the modules.

Breaking the Circle of FGM (Feed the Minds)

Your support can help to empower women and girls in Kenya to fight the horrendous practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), so they can stay in school and reach their God-given potential.

Your actions and prayers will be able to help girls like Bridget, “I want to stay in school, I do not want to be forced to marry or have children. I am going to become a great lawyer and work on laws to combat FGM”.