skip to content

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Michelle is Celebrating after Winning the Welehunt!

16/08/2011

Winner Michelle receiving her prize

Nine year old Michelle Bennett from Lichfield is celebrating after scooping a £50 cash prize in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Welehunt on Sunday.

"We had a lot of positive feedback from both children and the accompanying adults about the demonstrations and advice given on the day."

Lichfield Watch Manager, Al Kimber

The Welehunt was a free treasure hunt for children up to the age of 14 to participate in to collect clues which spelled out the fire safety phrase ‘Smoke Kills.’

The children also completed tasks and were awarded gold stars for each successfully completed one, giving them the chance of being entered into the draw to win the grand prize.

Tasks to try out included finding the way out of a cosmetic smoke filled room inside the Rosemary Lodge Nursing Home, identifying water hazards at a pool, CPR and basic first aid and crossing a road safely.

At each clue point, a member of staff from organisations including Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stafford Police, St John’s Ambulance, the 6th Lichfield Scouts and Freedom Cycles carried out demonstrations and passed on safety advice.

Waitrose also provided a free healthy lunch for the participating children and hosted the event from their car park.

Lichfield Watch Manager, Al Kimber said: "The day was a great success. Congratulations to Michelle who was picked at random out of 40 completed entries as the lucky winner of the cash prize.

"We had a lot of positive feedback from both children and the accompanying adults about the demonstrations and advice given on the day and we also generated 40 free home fire risk check bookings.

"Welephant himself joined in the hunt and was helping children with the clues as well as posing for photos and giving out free hugs! We would like to thank everyone who took part and helped to make a memorable day of family fun."