Heather Wells in the Chief Petty Officer at Newhaven and Seaford sea cadets.
Heather started as a Cadet in Manchester and became a volunteer there before moving to the South Coast. Besides being an adult volunteer with sea cadets, she also manages a registered care home for three adults with profound learning disabilities.
The life skills she has gained from cadets are confidence, patience and organisational skills.
She is also a First Aid instructor, a piping assessor and holds qualifications in kayaking, sailing and power boating. Heather said “the best part of being a volunteer with cadets is seeing them grow into well rounded, helpful, polite and skilled young people that the whole community can be proud of.”
AC Catherine Boorman is with Newhaven and Seaford Sea Cadets after becoming interested in all the competitions the unit was involved with. Catherine has gained many new skills from cadets including drill, boating and Kayaking.
Catherine said: “The best part of being a cadet is the experiences I have and am going to have. I believe that it has shown me how important the Armed Forces are and it has changed my behaviour for the better.”