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Cadets Get £1,800 Boost

Community spirited parish councillor Margaret Rogers is the toast of Kinver Fire Station after she secured £1,800 worth of funding for its new cadets.

The money has been acquired from the Ken Wrigley Memorial Charity and will be used to kit out young people in the village who are training for careers with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"The work of the retained fire fighters is fantastic and the training offered to youngsters will put them in good stead for the rest of their lives."

Margaret Rogers, Parish Councillor

Ruth Haigh, Admin Manager for South Staffordshire Area Command, said the investment will boost the Service’s profile and appeal to wannabe firefighters.

"This is a great gesture from Margaret and will help Kinver Fire Station to develop an even stronger relationship with the local community," she said.

"Equipping our student firefighters with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their careers means we can be confident about the future and assured the service we provide is the best possible."

Margaret added: "Training is vitally important because it encourages young people to become good citizens and to have respect for each other.

"It also teaches them the value of working as a team and one of life’s most important lessons – to think about others.

"The work of the retained fire fighters is fantastic and the training offered to youngsters will put them in good stead for the rest of their lives."