The Donate For Defib Weston-super-Mare Project team observed the work of the Weston-super-Mare Street Pastors.

The group got the chance to see the Street Pastors' efforts first-hand one Saturday evening, witnessing the care they provided for the local community.

The project secretary, Christina Chell, and co-leading partner, Josh Bell, accompanied the Street Pastors from 10pm until 4am.

Mr Bell said: "It was great to see the dedication and care that the Street Pastors voluntarily give on a Saturday evening to the people of Weston-super-Mare, whether that's making sure people are safe with their friends or phoning a taxi or the emergency services in someone's hour of need.

"My nan, Helen Sanders used to be a Street Pastor in Weston so it was a great way to support them and continue to support them".

Josh Bell and Christina Chell aided the Street Pastors by educating them on the nearest defibrillators' locations.

They explained how to access them in the case of a cardiac arrest.

The Street Pastors also had an awareness session the week before at their breakfast event.

They also took several photos next to defibrillators outside The George & Dragon Pub and Boots on the High Street.

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It’s crucial that the Street Pastors know the precise whereabouts of their nearest defibrillators and the procedure to use them if necessary.

This has been emphasised by the fact that every minute that passes once someone is in cardiac arrest there is a 10 per cent decrease in survival chances.

Commending the Street Pastors, a spokesperson for the Donate For Defib Project said: "Thank you to the Street Pastors for their kindness and warm welcome, you make a true difference to the people of Weston!

"We look forward to continuing to support you!"

The Street Pastors are currently recruiting more volunteers.

The Donate for Defib team aims to support the Street Pastors in the near future, promoting their work and aiding their recruitment.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact