NEWS

APRIL 17TH 2018

Local MP Visits Broughton Astley Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadet Unit with MP Alberto Costa  Photo credited to Tom Clark

The Sea Cadet Unit with MP Alberto Costa Photo courtesy of Tom Clark.

MP for South Leicestershire, Alberto Costa visited Broughton Astley Sea Cadets to help celebrate the unit’s first Annual Awards Evening on Monday 9th April 2018.

A number of cadets received promotions to Cadet First Class and Junior First Class ranks, there were also a number of individual awards given out to members of the unit who have shown exceptional effort in the last year.

The drill team were commended for winning the district trophy and finishing sixth in the area competition.

Senior Adult Volunteer, Claire Corbett who is the Commanding Officer explained: “We have had a fantastic year to date and the awards evening was our chance to celebrate the unbelievable achievements of the unit and its cadets, both collectively and individually.

“Since inception, we have grown at a rapid rate and it’s the right time to show just how far we have come.

“It is especially pleasing to see such support from the local community, and we hope that nights like this will encourage even more young people to join us.”

As well as the awards ceremony some of the cadets who are currently trying to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award gave presentations explaining the challenges they faced.

The unit opened in July 2017, this was three months earlier than originally planned due to a severe lack of opportunities and activities for young people in Broughton Astley.

Due to the hard work and dedication of Adult Volunteers there are now more than 45 cadets that attend the unit twice a week and the excellent relationship with Thomas Estley Community College means there is room for it to grow.

Thomas Estley Principal, Mandi Collins, added: “’The sea cadet unit presents a fantastic opportunity for local young people, many of whom we see growing into confident and experienced leaders within the college community as a direct result of their participation in the Sea Cadet activities as well as the jointly run Duke of Edinburgh award.”

Broughton Astley Sea Cadets are currently recruiting both cadets and adult volunteers, they meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm at Thomas Estley Community College on Station Road.

To find out more about joining Broughton Astley Sea Cadets as a cadet or adult volunteer please contact Stephen Brown on 07816675599 or email bascc.chair@outlook.com.

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“It is especially pleasing to see such support from the local community, and we hope that nights like this will encourage even more young people to join us.”