Viewforth cadets support Fife charity

April 7, 2023
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Cadets present £250 to Fife charity.

Cadets from the Viewforth High School Linked Detachment in Kirkcaldy have presented a generous donation to a local organisation. 

Corporal Phoenix Ross and Cadet Myleigh Gilmour handed over £250 to Matthew O’Brien (pictured, above) of Kirkcaldy-based Trust in Fife, a charity that works with the homeless, supporting them on their paths to success.

This year the cadets have been getting more involved with the ‘Community Fundraiser in Fife’ an organisation on Facebook that supports local charities and causes each month with the money raised from pre-loved items. 

Several cadets have donated items to the cause and it has been agreed that they will receive a small donation to assist with the rising cost of camps and also towards the awards night in June to help purchase trophies and medals, along with any certificates and badges they have been awarded throughout the year.

This will also support those who are looking to progress through the cadet ranks and allow them to complete the Cadet in the Community section of the cadet training syllabus.

L/Cpl Goddard hands over £250 to Howe of Fife Rugby Club.

The detachment has also been supporting Howe of Fife Rugby Club, who are sending their players to Italy to play. £250 was handed over by Lance Corporal Louis Goddard to help with the trip. Louis was part of the Scottish reserves team for the Scotland Army Cadets at the National ACF Rugby Championships during the first weekend in April.

This not only portrays the good work the cadets are doing in the community, but also demonstrates how Viewforth High School is inclusive and supporting cadets as a subject.