A Shropshire firefighter who has helped to raise more than £42,000 has been recognised for his “outstanding” contribution to charity.
An “on call” firefighter at Prees and Hodnet fire stations, Alan Smith received the Telent Shield for his “tireless” fundraising from Councillor John Hurtst-Knight. (pictured below)
Over the past five years, Alan has run local bingo nights with he help of his parents John and Sue with the aim of supporting local charities and the National Fire Fighters Charity.
Together they have raised £42,624, with the most recent charity event raising more than £500.
The team at Ludlow Fire Station were awarded the Dave Bishton Challenge Shield for their charity efforts in raising £1,849 in a year for The Fire Fighters Charity.
From April 2013 to March 2014, they held car washes at a local supermarket and street collections in Ludlow on special event days. Ludlow Fire Station Officer in charge Steve Perks, Watch Manager John Taylor and Community Fire Safety Officer Sam Hamer collected the award on behalf of their station colleagues.
Pictured also are Shrewsbury Long Service and Good Conduct award winners with Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andy Johnson ( back centre) who is also pictured with award winners from Telford and Wellington stations.