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Leeds: festival angels wanted

More than 90 people have volunteered so far to be part of the Festival Angels team at this year's Leeds Festival ...

More than 90 people have volunteered so far to be part of the Festival Angels team at this year's Leeds Festival.

The Festival Angels, which are now in their fourth year, have become a welcomed part of the Festival which sees 90,000 people gather over August Bank Holiday at Bramham Park.

The team work across three areas at the festival. The Prayer Cafe sells Festival Angels mugs for £5 which include free refills over the festival along with the opportunity for festival-goers to request prayer, a free copy of a specially printed festival edition of Mark's Gospel or to watch Christian-based films.

The detached teams are based on the Street Angels concept and patrol the festival site chatting to people, offering safety advice, suntan lotion, bottles of water and first aid assistance as well as a helping hand.

The Lost Property tent last year re-united 573 items of property with its owners including a wallet containing £520 in cash, several smartphones, wellington boots and even a teddy bear!

Festival Angels coordinator, Rev Andy Nicholson, says, "Each year our team is getting bigger and we are looking to expand the number of services we offer. The dedication of our volunteers is amazing and really do help make Leeds Festival a better experience for the thousands of people we meet."

To find out more or to become part of the team visit www.leedsfestivalangels.org.uk, download the app at www.festapp.org.uk or search Festival Angels on Facebook and Twitter.

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