Walk winners clock up miles for community safety
Firefighter Mark Downes pictured with 18 month old David- Jack Wyatt and mum Kimberley with winning cake
Members of the public who walked Rugeley Community Fire Station’s Wellbeing Mile on October 1 were crowned winners of the community prize yesterday, after clocking up a staggering 272 miles around the course.
“The day was a huge success and we’d like to thank all those who took part in the event, walked the Wellbeing Mile, donated prizes and volunteered on the day.”
Community Safety Officer, Western Service Delivery Group, Mark Downes
Second and third places went to Gnosall Community Fire Station’s Wellbeing Mile participants with 95 miles, followed closely by Rising Brook Community Fire Station walkers with 94 miles.
The winners and runners up enjoyed a celebratory High Tea at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rugeley donated by Tesco. The High Tea prize was a celebration of all three communities, bringing them together to share the day and enjoy a feast of freshly baked scones, cakes, bakes and sandwiches.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, along with other partners, provided support and safety advice throughout the event. Activities included Bingo, Play Your Cards Right, a Hazard Spotting Competition, the Firefighters charity raffle and the final judging of the ‘Grand Tesco Bake Off’.
Fire stations across the county took part in the wellbeing walk clocking up a total of 500 miles. The Wellbeing Walk was part of an event, which was one of approximately 40 held across Staffordshire on October 1, delivering life-saving safety talks and demonstrations to hundreds of the county’s residents.
Community Safety Officer, Western Service Delivery Group, Mark Downes said: “The day was a huge success and we’d like to thank all those who took part in the event, walked the Wellbeing Mile, donated prizes and volunteered on the day.”