Staffordshire search and rescue is set to benefit from a government fund of £1 million which is bein split between 50 volunteer organisations across the UK which carry out vital search and rescue operations. It will help with the cost of new lifeboats and life-saving equipment.
Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team will receive £8,845.20, to ensure that it can continue to keep people safe on and around the water.
Karen Bradley MP for the Staffordshire moorlands has welcomed the fact Staffordshire search and rescue have been awarded this money calling the volunteers unsung heroes
Commenting, Karen said:
“Recent weeks have reminded us of the incredible work our search and rescue teams to do keep people safe, especially during times of flooding and bad weather.
“I am delighted that the Conservatives in Government have recognised the vital work done by Staffordshire Search & Rescue – they are providing the money needed to allow them to continue doing so.
“The volunteers of Staffordshire Search & Rescue are the unsung heroes of the UK’s waterways – their commitment saves lives and on behalf of the whole community, I extend my sincere thanks to them for their work.”