Amanda Milling MP welcomes funding for local search and rescue charity

Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, has welcomed new funding awarded to Staffordshire Search & Rescue.

The government funding is part of a £1 million package being awarded to 50 volunteer organisations across the UK which carry out vital search and rescue operations. It will help with the cost of new lifeboats and life-saving equipment.

Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team will receive £8,845.20 to ensure that it can continue to keep people safe on and around the water.

Amanda Milling 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 and Rescue here in Cannock Chase – they are providing the money needed to allow them to continue their excellent work.”

The Cannock Chase MP joined volunteers from Staffordshire Search and Rescue last year as they undertook training with one of their search dogs. She added:

“I have been fortunate enough to meet many of the volunteers of Staffordshire Search and Rescue and have seen them practise with one of their search dogs, while they undertook a training exercise on Cannock Chase. These volunteers are unsung heroes for their commitment to save lives on behalf of the whole community, I extend my sincere thanks to them for their work.”