Abingdon Sea Cadets take on the challenge
Abingdon Sea Cadets are taking part in a sponsored row around the world in 80 hours between 18 – 21 April to raise money for a much needed new ship as their old one is over 40 and coming to the end of her working life.
You can see them in action at Abingdon Market Place on Saturday 20th April from 09.00hrs. Cadets hope to row 100 miles on rowing machines which when added to the national total will help the charity reach the goal of 24,900 miles, the number of miles around the globe.
A voyage on the Sea Cadets current sail training ship, TS Royalist is the pinnacle of the Sea Cadet experience, offering an amazing opportunity to hoist sails and navigate Britain’s coastal waters as part of a crew, working together out there at sea in the elements. It’s challenging and inspiring, helping to build skills for life. A voyage is available to all 14,000 UK Sea Cadets and every year 1500 cadets go to sea, that’s 30,000 since her launch in 1971.
The Officer In Charge of Abingdon Sea Cadets, Lt (SCC) Kevin Anderson, is an old hand on the rowing machine having represented the Royal Navy in international rowing competitions. He has challenged his cadets to beat his own performance during the event.
The same time a team from Sea Cadets HQ are rowing 100 miles from Abingdon to Tower Bridge in London. They depart Abingdon Bridge at 08.00hrs on Thursday 18th April. The charity has worked hard over the last two years, already raising £4.2 m of the £5.6 million target but now we need your help in one last push, please help us by showing your support and making a vital contribution, whether small or large, to make sure thousands of cadets like us can keep sailing with Sea Cadets!
Or donate by texting ‘Ahoy 08 £3’ to 70070 to donate £3
Sea Cadets is a national nautical youth charity operating in 400 units across the UK. It supports 14,000 young people aged 10 – 18yrs by offering them a unique opportunity to learn vital life skills via a range of nautical adventure activities. This helps to boost confidence and inspire young people, giving them the best possible head start in life.