Elaine is an instructor at Newtown Fire Cadets, a trustee for the Fire Cadets Trust, a mother and is the owner and childminder at Peek a Boo Childminding Services. She has been instrumental in raising money for local charities, The Fire Fighters Charity as well as the fire cadets. She is the go to person within the Newtown Fire Cadets when you want something done.
Newtown were very active in assisting the service to raise money for charity when the service created the ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ song sung by firefighters across the country, called ‘The Fire Tones’. Elaine has gone out on the streets of Newtown selling the CDs and raising the profile of The Fire Tones, fire cadets and the fire service. She is known as ‘the mad woman’ of the team with energy and enthusiasm you would love to package and sell in bundles.
Abercrave Fire Cadets was established in 2013 using community funding from Celtic Energy. The scheme has 12 instructors and 10 cadets.
Photographs by Joe Purches of Ayton West Studio