A SECOND year of funding has been secured by the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Cadets.

The Hills Group initially provided funding for the 2018/19 intake of cadets, who recently celebrated their passing out at parades in Swindon and Trowbridge, where the units are based.

The fire cadets is open to 12 and 18-year-olds and provides the opportunity to gain a Level 2 BTEC qualification and the National Fire Cadet Level 1 Award.

DWFRS youth intervention manager, Rob Guy, said: “We are very grateful to The Hills Group for their ongoing support. We are currently preparing for the start of the next cohorts and their funding assists us with costs towards uniform and educational supplies.”