Mayor Breaks Mould and Picks Two CharitiesIn an unusual step Mayor Tina Celments picked as her Charity for the year not one but two Tamworth Charities. The Mayor said she was looking for Tamworth based Charities and could not decide between SPIN and TAME First Responders. The lucky charities were told of the decision in a meeting in the Town Hall on Tuesday at the end of the Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations.
SPIN (Special People in Need) is a Charity group for young people and adults over the age of 14 with special needs The charity was formed in 1988 by a group of local parents and carers of young people with special needs.
Tamworth CFR group is a newly formed Community First Responder Group based in Fazeley, Staffordshire. Their mission is to provide a Community based First Responder Team to cover the Tamworth and Fazeley areas of Staffordshire. With a population of 70,000 and an area of approx 70 sq miles, it is quite a challenge. The area varies from densely populated urban to open, remote farmland. They are in the early stages of formation and welcome anyone who is genuinely committed to assisting others at times of medical or traumatic distress. They operate on an entirely voluntary basis and have to raise funds to purchase all equipment and pay ongoing costs.
Story and pictures by Chris Hills