News

May 11th 2016

Nottingham cadets benefit from donation

John Dornan presents a cheque to Cadet Company Sergeant Major Alex manners

Army Cadets in Bilborough are set to benefit from new equipment thanks to two generous donations.

Cadets and adult volunteers from the Wigman Road Detachment of Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) were presented with a cheque from The Mary Robertson Trust at an event held on Monday this week (9 May).

Dr John Dornan TD presented the cheque on behalf of Trust President, Professor Chris O’Brien OBE. He explained: “I was honoured to present the donation to the cadets on behalf of the Trust President, who is also the Chair on the Wollaton Park Rotary Club, which also supports this detachment.

“I am the Chairman of the Community and Youth Committee of the Rotary Club and have previously served as both a cadet, a regular and reserve in the Army. The Mary Robertson Trust and the Rotary Club remain impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of these young people to learning new skills and I speak on behalf of both organisations when I say that our local Army Cadets are a credit to our community.”

The Mary Robertson Trust supports young people in the community and gives money to youth organisations annually.

Staff Sergeant Instructor Tony Daly is an adult volunteer with Nottinghamshire ACF and is the Detachment Commander of Wigman Road Detachment. He said: “I thank the Trust and the Rotary club for their support which will ensure that current and future generations of cadets can make the most of the opportunities on offer through the ACF. We look forward to continuing our work with both the Trust and the Rotary Club in the future.”

Nottinghamshire ACF also received a cheque from Wollaton Park Rotary Club recently which will also help to support cadets through the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award programme.

"The Mary Robertson Trust and the Rotary Club remain impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of these young people."