New minibus for Sea Cadets

March 17, 2016

Thanks to a £15k grant from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund, and the generosity of other sponsors including Highland RFCA, Babcock Marine and the Naval Base Quartz Club, Helensburgh Sea Cadets have been able to replace their ageing minibus with a nearly new one sourced from Arnold Clark. 

Helensburgh Sea Cadets Commanding Officer Lieutenant Lesley Leckie RNR said: “We are really grateful to all our sponsors, and particularly to the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund. We rely on our minibus to get the Cadets, some of whom are as young as 10, to and from drill evenings, and to allow our Cadets to attend events and competitions further afield.”

Unit Management Committee Chairman Nick Davies added: “Each Sea Cadet Unit is an independent charity, and being in the Cadets teaches young people life skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork and respect for others. We have to do our own fundraising, so we are delighted to receive this grant, and other sponsorship, which together has enabled us to replace our minibus.” 

Congratulating Helensburgh Sea Cadets on being awarded the grant, Councillor Maurice Corry, Armed Forces and Veterans Champion for Argyll & Bute said: “A key objective of The Armed Forces Community Covenant scheme is to encourage the integration of the Armed Forces community into local life. 

“Helensburgh Sea Cadets is a very worthy recipient because it recruits equally from local service and civilian families, and regularly supports community events”.