June 26th 2020


Photo of Amelia Seymour with colleagues

Amelia (front row, left) with colleagues from the Youth United Foundation.

Cadet Warrant Officer Amelia Seymour, 2248 (Rutland) Squadron, was one of just three Air Cadets appointed to the national Youth United Foundation youth panel last year.   As part of Armed Forces Week 2020, we are celebrating the achievements of our Cadets in the East Midlands.

The Youth United Foundation is a Government run organisation which was set up to represent uniformed youth organisations across the country.  The focus of the project Amelia was involved in was Mental Health and Loneliness.  The group interviewed members, evaluated strategies and presented their findings to representatives of the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport, and the Ministry of Defence.  Amelia was Vice-Chair of the panel and the training included three residentials.

Amelia Seymour

Amelia with colleagues

The focus of the Youth United Foundation group now is on developing effective working relationships with key sector organisations (VCS, Emergency Committee, NCVO, NHS, Government and other charities) that require voluntary support in order to identify safe, age-appropriate and impactful voluntary activities that young people can support.

Amelia commented: “We hope that the opportunities we can provide will really make a difference.”

This is just one of the opportunities opened up to you as a Cadet. Whether you want to make friends, get more active, learn a skill or just have fun, there is something for everyone.

For more information on opportunities in the Air Cadets, see here.

“We hope that the opportunities we can provide will really make a difference," Cadet Warrant Officer Amelia Seymour.