A group of volunteers who give up their Friday nights to ensure that people in Leeds’ Freedom Quarter can have a safe and enjoyable night have recognised for their selfless efforts.

The Angels of Freedom walk around the bars and clubs near Lower Briggate from 7pm until 11pm every single Friday, come rain or shine.

Led by founder Rob Wilson, the team of volunteers offer advice and support to people who might find themselves in vulnerable situations on a night out.

Their tireless efforts have seen the Angels of Freedom shortlisted for the 2019 National Diversity Awards, which highlight the work individuals and groups who go above and beyond.

There are a number of different awards in categories ranging from disability rights to race, religion and faith.

Among those shortlisted are England international Raheem Sterling, former Liverpool winger John Barnes and TV host Stephen Fry.

The famous trio are in the Celebrity of the Year category, while the Angels of Freedom find themselves up against a host of other trend-setting organisations who work within the LGBT+ community.

Andy’s Man Club, a mental health support group for men, are also nominated. They have more than 20 clubs across the country, including one right here in Leeds.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 20 at an awards ceremony in Liverpool. For more information visit the 2019 National Diversity Awards website.

Source – www . Leeds – Live . co . uk

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