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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service spreads festive cheer

17/12/2015

The group at St Mark's Church
The group at St Mark's Church

Firefighters in Shelton have been spreading festive cheer by providing much-needed blankets to vulnerable people.

"It is vital that we look out for vulnerable members of the community over the cold winter months and as a Service, we hope that by giving people warm blankets, we can go some way to making their Christmas a little more comfortable."

Donna Broadhead - Prevention Manager for the north of the county

The Service has handed out 60 fleece blankets to people who attend the weekly ‘Sanctus’ drop-in session at St Mark’s Church. They also gave out candy canes to children attending the group.

The team offered fire safety advice and took referrals for free Home Fire Risk Checks during their visit.

Donna Broadhead, Prevention Manager for the north of the county, said: "It is vital that we look out for vulnerable members of the community over the cold winter months and as a Service, we hope that by giving people warm blankets, we can go some way to making their Christmas a little more comfortable. 

"We have also spoken to people about fire safety to ensure that they are armed with the information they need to stay safe and well over the festive period."

Reverend at St Mark’s Church Sally Smith added: "All of us at Sanctus are extremely grateful for the amazing support that the fire and rescue service is providing, both in terms of practical help and much needed advice about fire safety. It’s such a blessing when the community pulls together in this way."
B&M at Century Retail Park supported the initiative by providing the blankets at a reduced price.