Sittingbourne Sea Cadets assist local shoppers
Sittingbourne Sea Cadets were out and about at Morrisons Superstore in Sittingbourne last weekend on Saturday 30th November 2013 Helping shoppers to pack their bags and collecting donations for the unit.
Local young people who have joined the unit and enjoyed the wide variety of activity they offer from sports to Sailing and Power Boating. Turned out to help raise funds for their Training Ship (TS) Wyvern.
The Unit is a registered local charity and does not receive any direct funding from the Royal Navy although we do have very strong links with the RN and our core values are based on their customs and traditions. They therefore have to raise to raise all their running and maintenance costs and rely on the generosity of local organisations and people to support the opportunities they offer, through donations and offers of help. Including volunteers.
The day at Morrisons was a great success and with just a small team they managed to raise £324.66. They are booked to appear again on Saturday 21st December 2013 when they hope to beat the target now set.
They also took the opportunity to speak with parents and young people from the local area about who they are and what they do. A good deal of interest was shown in joining the unit which means they will grow our numbers of cadets.
One young man; Keegan De La Hey (almost three years old) who was with his mum and dad Kelly and Karl. Wanted to join straight away. Unfortunately Petty Officer David Friday had to say “I’m sorry Keegan but you will have to wait until you are 10 years old, but we will still be here then and would be happy to have you on board”
To do this successfully however they will also need to grow the number of adult volunteers and so, if anyone is interested in joining our team of volunteers, there are many options open to them from Uniformed Staff to Parents and Supporters Association and Trustees.
Unit Vice Chairman Peter Luxton said “I would like to thank Morrisons at Sittingbourne for supporting us. The staff have been particularly supportive and helpful. Without support like this we would struggle to do what we do”.
Sittingbourne Sea Cadets has been serving the Swale Community for over 60 years and plans to continue doing so for foreseeable future with the support of the local organisations, companies and individuals.
They meet on Monday and Wednesday evening throughout the year. If you want to know more or join them for action, adventure and fun. Check out the website www.sea-cadet.org or Telephone 01795 439334 email: firstname.lastname@example.org they are also on facebook!