SWANSEA STREET PASTORS- CLAIRE WILKINSON | iNNOVATION PHOTOGRAPHY

SWANSEA STREET PASTORS- CLAIRE WILKINSON

SWANSEA STREET PASTORS- CLAIRE WILKINSON

Swansea Street Pastors with new promotional videos. In 2013 the Street Pastors in Swansea approached us asking us to create a promotional video that will capture the work and ethos of Street Pastors and help them recruit more volunteers for the ever growing needs in Swansea. Our city has been granted a Purple Flag status, which is a great honour and reward for the hard work of many agencies and the Street Pastors as well. Their work had been commended on numerous occasions, by many officials, our city needs them. So, when we were commissioned in 2015 for a second time, we were ever so delighted and excited. The new video project was to be again, used as a recruitment tool but was to be quite different than the first one. This time we had to make three short films. The idea was to film three individual stories of Street Pastors, who come from various walks of life, various vocations and demographic groups. We wanted to show that whoever you are and whatever you do, you can be a Street Pastor.

Clare Wilkinson

Swansea Street Pastor Claire Wilkins talks to people on the streets.Claire is a consultant for the food industry working with various manufacturing sites and retailers (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, etc), developing products, researching the market, making recommendations for new, healthier products. Claire is primarily working from home, she is her own boss, which gives her flexibility and more time with her kids and family. She can do what she loves best, cook healthy food for her loved ones, help her boys with home work, take them to school, etc. Claire and her family are passionate about the community and would use every opportunity to serve and bless people. This is a big reason why Claire chose to join the Swansea Street Pastors. Like many others initially she thought that being a SP is being out on the streets, late at night “with drunk people hanging on your shoulders and having to deal with difficult and abusive situations”, she thought “I could never do that”, but after she spent some time on the streets as an observer she realised she “cannot not do this”. She was surprised by the incredible response of the public and the positive impact and influence the SPs have on the streets. Watch her video bellow:


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