On 26th February 2019, Fire Cadets from Morriston Fire Station proudly presented cheques to two very worthy charities, the Air Ambulance and a Community Venture in Clydach. The money was kindly donated by the Fire Cadets, and each charity received a cheque each to the sum of £374.50.
Pictured with Fire Cadets Zoe Carr and Ellie Anderson is Graham Hirst from the Air Ambulance and Fire Fighters from Blue Watch in Morriston Fire Station.
Pictured above is Alan Cram from the Ty Croeso Food Bank in Clydach, with Fire Cadet Instructor Jorden Bennet and Fire Cadets Zoe Carr and Ellie Anderson.
The National Fire Cadets is an educational youth organisation, providing young people with the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge whilst working towards a BTEC level 2 in fire and rescue services in the community, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
The Fire Cadets is open to young people between 12 and 18, and will enable young people to gain skills, knowledge and positive experience in a fun, safe and secure environment. There are further prospects to become an instructor, volunteering within the Fire Cadets and inspiring young people to make positive life choices about their futures.
Station Manager Evans took the opportunity to encourage members of the community, and in particular Morriston, to become involved in the Fire Cadet scheme by volunteering to be a Fire Cadet Instructor.
Station Manager Evans said:
“Without the dedication and commitment from both the instructors and the Fire Cadets these schemes would not be able to run."