Cadets raise cash for SSAFA

June 17, 2016

Fundraising Cadets from 1st Battalion the Highlanders raised money for SSAFA (the Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Families Association) as part of their Annual Flag Day in Inverness City Centre. 

The event which took place on 4 June saw Cadets from Raigmore Detachment raise nearly £700 for the charity alongside members of the Inverness Sea Cadets, Royal British Legion Women’s Section and also the battalion’s Honorary Colonel Carolyn Caddick, who is Highland Council’s Armed Forces Champion.

On the day there was a competition for the largest collector, with the accolade  won by a Sea Cadet, however, this was closely followed by Cadet Max Sloan (14) and Cadet Lance Corporal Benjamin Johnston (16) who collected £144.40 with their joint bucket.

SSAFA’s Inverness-shire and Western Isles Branch Secretary Helen Jenkins said: “We are extremely grateful to members of the public in Inverness who donated so generously to our cause. The funds raised help us to assist servicemen, ex-servicemen and their families in Inverness city and the surrounding area.”

Main image: Sgt Mick McCann and Cadets Jack Carrington and Amber Salter from Raigmore Detachment out collecting in Inverness City Centre.

The collectors were provided with refreshments by SSAFA after all their efforts.

Amber and Jack were provided with refreshments by Helen Jenkins of SSAFA.