Christopher Pincher has welcomed new funding awarded to Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team, that serves Tamworth, our villages and the rest of Staffordshire.
The government funding is part of a package being awarded to 50 volunteer organisations across the United Kingdom which carry out vital search and rescue operations. It will help with the cost of new lifeboats and life-saving equipment.
Staffordshire Search & Rescue will receive £8,845.20 to ensure that it can continue to locate and rescue missing people in Staffordshire.
Commenting, Christopher Pincher MP 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 here in Tamworth and across Staffordshire– they are providing the money needed to allow them to continue doing so.
“Back in September last year, I had the privilege of going out for an afternoon with the team to see a little bit more of what they did. Together with Amanda Milling MP (Cannock Chase) and the then MP for Stafford, Jeremy Lefroy. We all saw first-hand, through various scenarios, – their commitment to our whole community, I extend my sincere thanks to them for their work.”