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Tasty prizes await for Fochabers fire station contest winners

By Alan Beresford

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WITH children off school for the foreseeable future, keeping them occupied is a constant task for parents and carers.

A tour of Fochabers fire station awaits the competition winner: Daniel Forsyth
A tour of Fochabers fire station awaits the competition winner: Daniel Forsyth

However, the team of retained firefighters at Fochabers fire station have come up with a competition to test the talents of local youngsters.

Crew manager Dave Crawford explained: "We are looking for kids to draw or paint a picture of something fire fighting related and then for them to post a picture of the masterpiece in the comments section of the fire station Facebook page.

"We are thinking this could be something to keep the kids occupied for a little while during these next few weeks.

"The response has already been a large response to the contest despite it only being launched a few days ago.

"Thank you so much for such a great response; we've had so many positive comments and messages it has been amazing and we look forward to seeing all the artists work.

"I think it's going to be a very difficult task to decide the winners.

"Good luck, everyone and please stay safe!"

All of these creative efforts will not be without reward with a prize list that is literally tasty.

The drawing which scoops the top spot will see its creator treated to a tour of the fire station and family voucher for ice cream from the multi-award winning Fochabers Ice Cream Parlour.

There is a sweet-toothed runner-up prize in the shape of a family voucher for the Ice Cream Parlour.

Third place merits a scoop of ice cream from the parlour.

The closing date for entries is Thursday, April 30.

While the coronavirus may have stopped most of normal life dead in its tracks, the work of the firefighters and other emergency services goes on. The retained team are always on the lookout for new recruits, especially those who can cover during daytime hours.

To find out more and to apply, visit www.myjobscotland.gov.uk

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