Fire Cadets Win Youth Poppy Appeal Awards

Cheshire Fire Cadets have been recognised for their work in the community raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Cheshire Fire CadetsThe recognition was given at the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire Cadet and Youth Poppy Appeal Awards on May 6th.

Cadets from Holmes Chapel were awarded with a Lord Lieutenant Best Endeavours Trophy for Special Recognition, beating off competition from detachments across Army, Air Force, Sea and Fire Cadet units.

The Individual winner of the Lord Lieutenant Cadet Awards in the Fire Cadet section was Nathan Beard from Congleton, with runners up being Ryan Atherton and Amy Liyanearachchi from Holmes Chapel, and third was Brandon Pick from Congleton Fire Cadets.

Fire cadets that raised the most money for the Poppy Appeal were also recognised for their achievement.
Congleton Cadet Unit won this trophy, runners up Holmes Chapel were a close second, and Knutsford Fire Cadets were third.

Holmes Chapel Fire Cadet Leader Rob Groom won the trophy for Special Recognition for Cadet Leader.
Cheshire Fire Cadet Manager Vicky Wrest attended the awards.

Vicky said:
“The Service is immensely proud of all our Fire Cadets and the work they do in the community.
Holmes Chapel and Congleton cadets have gone that extra mile and I am delighted that they have been officially recognised for their efforts at this prestigious event”.

The Cheshire area Royal British Legion Poppy Awards Evening was held at the Daresbury Hotel.
The event was created by the Royal British Legion county fundraising team to recognise the contribution of cadet volunteers in raising money for the 2013 Poppy Appeal.

Fire Cadets were invited to attend the ceremony alongside David Briggs MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, civic dignitaries and cadets from across the county.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more information about becoming a Fire Cadet should visit the website here – Cheshire Fire Cadets
You can also contact Vicky in the Youth Engagement Office on 01606 868427.
Alternatively email the unit directly at