At 3.45am, Laura and Meggie were walking back to the Safe Space at Town Hall to finish their all-night shift. They found a man lying on the road covered in blood. Immediately going to his assistance Laura commenced providing CPR to the man who had been badly beaten by a group of other men. The man stopped breathing twice as they waited for the paramedics to arrive and take over.
Few people would have known that Meggie is Thomas Kelly’s cousin. Absolutely amazing work. We are so proud of both of you.
Working with the police, ambulance and paramedics this shows how crucial the Savlos Street Teams and Take Kare Ambassadors are to the night scene in Sydney.
IT was once seething with violence, where coward-punch assaults were all too common and young people put their lives at risk just to enjoy a night out. Twelve months after strict and, to some, controversial lock-outs were introduced, Kings Cross is no longer a hot-bed of crime.
Mosman, NSW, Sydney
Friday 5 December 2014
Young people can look forward to a safer night out in Sydney this summer thanks to a Safe Space trial organised by the NSW Government, the City of Sydney, the Salvation Army and the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation.
From tonight, a Safe Space will be established in Sydney Square next to Town Hall to offer first aid, water, phone access and transport information to vulnerable young people who may be intoxicated or affected by drugs.