Dreamschemers to the rescue!

A group of Fairfield youngsters sprang into action to help clear the driveway at St Peter's Church last week ready for a funeral to take place.
A group of Fairfield youngsters sprang into action to help clear the driveway at St Peter's Church last week ready for a funeral to take place.

A dedicated group of Fairfield youngsters have been praised after springing into action to help a local church.

The children, members of Fairfield Dreamscheme, volunteered immediately after the Rev Carl Edwards issued a social media plea for help to clear the driveway at St Peter’s Church of snow last Wednesday ahead of a funeral which was taking place that afternoon.

The youngsters, whose school was closed for the day because of the bad weather, stepped up and spent just under two hours clearing the snow so the funeral could go ahead as planned.

Reverend Edwards said he was “overwhelmed by their eagerness to help.” He added: “This was a typical example of the wonderful sense of community and care that exists within Fairfield. Along with the family for whom the funeral took place and the funeral directors too, I am very grateful for what they have done.”

And Lia Roos, of the Residents of Fairfield Association, who runs the Dreamscheme project, said she was incredibly proud of the youngsters, some of whom were as young as nine.

“They are amazing,” she said. “And they definitely deserve recognition for what they do.

“When we had snow on Boxing Day they went round all the old people’s bungalows on Knowles Close and Knowles Crescent to see if anyone wanted any help.”

Fairfield children aged between nine and 19 can join Dreamscheme.

To find out more, contact the Residents of Fairfield Association on 01298 73904.