Brother and sister Fire Cadets, Charlotte and Ben Reid, have both gone the extra mile doing good deeds for their Merseyside community during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Sacred Heart School pupils from Waterloo have been attending Southport Fire Station’s Fire Cadet Unit for two and a half years.
Due to Coronavirus, all face-to-face Fire Cadet sessions were suspended and have been replaced by virtual tasks and sessions.
Recently, they were tasked with performing a good deed within the household or for their local community to support the National Fire Chiefs Council’s #ReadyWillingAble campaign. The response of all of our Fire Cadets across Merseyside was overwhelming – in particular Charlotte and Ben, who have both gone above and beyond.
Charlotte, 17, who loves to bake and crochet and is currently studying for her A Levels, has made face masks for members of her family who are all key workers (nurse, doctor and healthcare worker).
She has also made little octopuses for premature babies to support her local neonatal ward.
Ben, 15, will be going into sixth form this September and currently plays football for Aintree Villa & Parkfield Football Club. He purchased a number of toy windmills using his pocket money and left them outside his house with a note saying to take them free of charge as it will make you smile.
He received a thank you letter from a member of the public acknowledging his kindness.
Suzy Tosi-Nile, Fire Cadet Co-ordinator at MFRS, said: “Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service are very proud of Charlotte and Ben for all that they have done in their community – such kind and thoughtful good deeds.
“Furthermore, both have suggested that they would like to do some fundraising events with their fellow Southport Fire Cadets at local care homes when the pandemic has ended.”
For more information about all of the MFRS Youth Engagement programmes delivered across Merseyside, please head to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MerseyFireYouthEngagement/
For more information about the #ReadyWillingAble campaign, go to https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/News/nfcc-launches-ready-willing–able-campaign-