Smoke alarms for vulnerable adults can be bought thanks to Wisbech Rotary Club

PUBLISHED: 14:56 13 April 2017

Rotary Club of Wisbech with Cambridgehire Fire and Rescue crew Station Commander Brett Mills, from Wisbech Fire Station, with Daljit Roy from the RCoW. To Daljits right is Past District Governor Bill Redmayne from RCoW. PHOTO: Cambs Fire and Rescue

Rotary Club of Wisbech with Cambridgehire Fire and Rescue crew Station Commander Brett Mills, from Wisbech Fire Station, with Daljit Roy from the RCoW. To Daljits right is Past District Governor Bill Redmayne from RCoW. PHOTO: Cambs Fire and Rescue

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A cash donation from Wisbech Rotary Club is set to fund 100 smoke alarms for vulnerable adults living in Wisbech.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) first teamed up with Wisbech Rotary Club in 2015 after the club pledged to donate money for smoke alarms for vulnerable residents.

Station Commander Mills, of Wisbech Fire Station, said: �”It’s a fantastic partnership that Wisbech Rotary Club (RCoW) are willing to support. Their donations help protect the safety of vulnerable members in the local community and means we have more money to work in other areas to help make Cambridgeshire a safer county.”�

Past President Daljit Roy said: “This partnership between the two organisations shows an even greater commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our local vulnerable residents.

�”We are very happy to be working with CFRS to help us deliver this small lifesaving device to those most in need.”�

Since the partnership began three years ago, RCoW has donated �700 alarms a year, providing enough funding for 100 smoke alarms each time.

A cheque for �£732 was presented by president Valerie Smith to station commander Brett Mills, followed by a review of the agreement between the two organisations regarding future funding.

The fire service is not given a budget by the Government to buy smoke alarms, so funding from organisations like the Rotary Club helps reallocate funding to other services for the vulnerable.

The partnership between CFRS and Wisbech Rotary Club is the first of its kind in Cambridgeshire.

It is hoped other Rotary Clubs in other parts of the county will follow suit.�

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