Emer­gency work­ers well fed thanks to char­ity vol­un­teers

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY TRAGEDY -

SAL­VA­TION Army vol­un­teers have worked more than 750 hours, served more than 4,000 drinks, fed 60 peo­ple a day and dis­trib­uted 600 Mars bars in their work at the Bosley ex­plo­sion site.

An emer­gency ve­hi­cle was sent from the char­ity when the blast hap­pened to sup­port emer­gency crews and vol­un­teers have been there ev­ery day since.

They serve three meals a day and are avail­able to talk to fire crews and res­cue teams who con­tinue to search the dev­as­tated site.

The Chris­tian or­gan­i­sa­tion has pro­vided around 750 man hours, with shifts of four hours and two or three peo­ple. Teams ar­rive at 4.30am and leave at 10.30pm but are also avail­able to re­spond to other in­ci­dents.

Sue Stevens, 65, from Mac­cles­field Sal­va­tion Army, said: “It’s been a tough in­ci­dent, know­ing that peo­ple have lost their lives.

Most of us vol­un­teer be­cause we want to help some­one and give back to our com­mu­nity.

“We’ve worked hard to do that for the fam­i­lies of those who died and to bring some small sup­port to our emer­gency re­spon­ders as they searched the site and tack­led the blaze.

“If by serv­ing a meal or of­fer­ing a cup of tea helps just one per­son, we’ve played our part.”

●● Sal­va­tion Army vol­un­teers serve food to emer­gency work­ers at the site

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