Businesses are being asked to donate plants and tools to support two community focussed projects that are being undertaken by Fire Cadets.
"We would love to hear from any businesses in the area who would like to support the Fire Cadets and help to improve their local community at the same time."
In total, around 20 young people, aged 14 – 17, will be taking part in events to raise money but they are also calling on local companies to help them fund the initiatives.
Hanley Fire Cadets will be revamping the garden at North Shelton Community Centre.
The venue re-opened in 2013 and is being managed by ‘The Foundation’, a non-profit organisation which relies on donations and grants.
The facility provides a safe place for older people to meet and it could also benefit pupils at St Marks Etruscan School who may use it for extra-curricular activities in the future.
Fire Cadets based in Sandyford have chosen to give the garden at the Agnes and Arthur Care Home in Bradeley a facelift.
They will transform the grounds to make them more relaxing and inviting so that the residents - some of whom have dementia or learning difficulties - can enjoy spending time outside.
These projects will take place during the Easter holiday.
Fire Cadets Instructor Jess Patten said: "The Fire Cadets have thought very carefully about which causes they want to support and they have chosen two very worthwhile projects that will really improve the lives of people in the local community.
"The young people will be doing the work themselves and will be bag packing at Asda in Tunstall on Saturday, March 28 to raise money to put towards the initiative. However, to make a real difference that will transform the two areas they really need plants, plant pots and gardening tools as well as materials to create some outdoor artwork such as paint and MDF. We would love to hear from any businesses in the area who would like to support the Fire Cadets and help to improve their local community at the same time."
For more information on how to support the projects call Jess Patten on 01785 898680 or email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org