TWO sisters from Upper Gornal have been recognised by St John's Ambulance for their hard work in making their community a safer place.

Sisters Diane and Susan Baker volunteer at Russells Hall Hospital in role play exercises to help train nurses and give their time to train others in how to complete life-saving CPR safely and correctly.

The sisters' hard work was recognised at a ceremony at the Council House in Dudley, where they were presented with certificates by Carol Littler, Unit Manager for St John Ambulance in Sedgley and Councillor Kieran Casey.

Celebrating their award, the sisters said: "We love working with everyone to make our community a safer place, particularly the role playing and training we do at our local hospital."

"It was great to visit the Council House and we are very pleased with the certificates we have received."

"We will continue to do everything we can, working with everyone to make our local area a safer place to live for all."

Councillor Keiran Casey said: "It's fantastic to see the work being done by Diane and Susan and so many other local people who are working tirelessly all year round to improve safety for all.

"As Shadow Cabinet Member for Communities, I want to make our great Borough an even safer place to live, with more people taking up the opportunities of training in things such as CPR, more community defibrillators and the introduction of bleed kits, which can done by working with great local people like Diane and Susan and fantastic organisations such as St John Ambulance."

Carol Littler, Unit Manager for St John Ambulance in Sedgley added: "It's lovely that Susan and Diane are doing this work in the local community and assisting with a nurse training scheme, which will benefit both nurses and patients.

"It was great to award certificates to Susan and Diane for their help in the local community, making sure that we recognise the vital work they are doing to try and improve community safety."