Helping to make Rochester safer

A charity supporting vulnerable people has been given a helping hand by the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project.

Lead contractor FM Conway has donated 10 first aid kits to the Medway Street Pastors to assist them with their work to make Rochester a safer place at weekends.

Set up 10 years ago, the charity’s volunteers patrol the High Street, cathedral precinct, castle grounds and the bridges on a Saturday night/Sunday morning, helping people in need.

As well as carrying out first aid and offering a sympathetic ear, they provide practical help in the form of free bottles of water and flipflops to people needing assistance to get home safely after a night out. The charity also buys hot drinks and food for homeless people who haven’t eaten that day.

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