GROUPS providing vital help and support to people in Penkridge have been given cash to continue their work.
A trio of organisations, including the Community First Responders which provides life-saving support to paramedics, applied to Penkridge Parish Council for grant help.
And at a meeting last week councillors gave all three groups the cash they requested.
Penkridge and District Community First Responders was handed £500.
The group, which is made up of volunteers living in the village, responds to emergencies at all hours of the day and night and provides vital help in the first few minutes before an ambulance arrives.
Councillor Sandra Chambers said: “We know what a tremendous service they provide. They are there within minutes of being called.”
The Anglo-German Remembrance Association, which looks after the German war Cemetery on Cannock Chase, was given £100 towards the annual remembrance service it holds in the vil- lage.
Councillor John Eastwood said: “It is an honour for us to host the event.”
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau was also handed £500 towards its room hire costs at the Haling Dene Centre for its weekly advice session in the village.
Councillor Pet Hughes added: “They provide such a valuable service.”