Marlow Sea Cadets host St. George’s Dinner Night
On Saturday 27 April, Marlow Sea Cadets hosted a St. George’s Night Dinner at their unit headquarters in Wethered Road.
The evening was well attended by over 50 supporters of the unit, including the Town Mayor, Cllr Jocelyn Towns; Deputy Mayor, Cllr Suzanne Brown; Head of the Defence Reform Unit, Commodore Nick Roberts Royal Navy and the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP.
During the evening, honoured guests, instructional staff, trustees, parents and other supporters of the unit enjoyed a three course meal in the style of a formal Royal Naval mess dinner with the aim of raising much needed funds and celebrate cadet achievements over the past twelve months.
In his speech, Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Nick Jones praised the young people for all their hard work throughout the past year and went on to say that he was “particularly proud of the unit’s participation in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames last summer”. Afterwards he added, “It was excellent to see such great support for the dinner from across the local community, particularly being able to welcome our local MP to the unit for the first time in many years.”
Marlow Sea Cadets is a voluntary youth organisation and registered charity (number 300299) aimed at helping young people towards responsible adulthood by encouraging valuable personal attributes and high standards of conduct using a nautical theme.
The unit has over 30 cadets who meet every Tuesday and Friday evening, spending as much of the summer months as possible rowing and power boating on the River Thames and concentrating on land based training such as seamanship, ceremonial drill, piping, first aid, cookery and swimming during the winter months.
Events like this dinner provide vital funds towards the charity’s annual running costs of between £10-12,000 and help to keep activities as accessible as possible for young people throughout Marlow and the surrounding area. The charity is currently looking for more supporters who can give a little time to help with this fundraising. Anyone interested should contact Richard Royall on 01494 439763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sea Cadets are the UK’s largest nautical youth charity established in 1856. It works across the country in 400 towns with 14,000 cadets aged between 10 and 18. Through nautical adventure the charity inspires young people to learn and develop new skills that boost confidence to give them a head start in life.
For more information on the Sea Cadets please visit: www.sea-cadets.org