Margate cadets recently carried out bag packing in their local Asda and raised over £580. They have kindly donated £60 of this towards Odyssey a charity that helps people overcome confidence issues after recovering from cancer treatment.
The detachment were also raising funds for a forthcoming educational and historical trip to visit the Battlefields in Ypres.
Cadet Sergeant Matthew Driver, 17 raised over £90 during the event.
The cadets will be holding more fundraising events and their chosen charity for the next one will be Tickled Pink.
2nd Lt Alison Green Detachment Commander said:
“I’m really proud of all the cadets taking time out to help us raise money for our forthcoming activities – it’s great that we are also able to donate a small amount from that which we raised to other charities to help other people”.
Hugo Iffla, Odyssey Project Director said:
“We are very grateful to the Margate cadets for this donation. All donations go towards enabling more cancer patients being able to benefit from attending one of our courses. Many thanks to all for your efforts”.
Celia Pett received the cheque on behalf of Odyssey; she has been on their courses and fundraised for them previously”.
Anyone wanting to find out more about joining Kent Army Cadets should visit: www.kentarmycadets.com