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August 5th 2016

River cruise fundraiser a huge success for Nottingham Sea Cadets

The Nottingham Sea Cadets at a recent regatta with Becky Carter pictured centre.

Twelve young people and three adult volunteers from Nottingham Sea Cadets are set to travel to the World War One battlefields after a fundraising cruise in the city last weekend proved a huge success.

Around 100 people joined the cadets in a three hour trip along the River Trent on the Princess River Cruise on Saturday 30 July.

This year’s event proved even more successful than last year’s inaugural run with £900 having been raised through ticket sales and the raffle held on board.

It means that the group based at Training Ship Orion on Waterside Way in Nottingham has smashed its target to fund the cadets’ tour of battlefields in France and Belgium that will see cadets visit both Ypres and the Somme.

Adult volunteer Becky Carter, Officer in Charge at Nottingham Sea Cadets, said: “It was a wonderful day on the River Trent and we were absolutely delighted that so many people came to enjoy our trip on the Nottingham-based Princess.

“As a result of the money we raised on the day, we’ve sailed past our target for funding the World War One battlefield trip which the cadets are now very much looking forward to. It will be a trip that will last long in the memory for all of the cadets especially given it is the 100th anniversary of the Somme.

“The first battlefield trip was organised in 2014 for our cadets, and I know this was especially poignant to those who made connections with the burial sites of ancestors.

“The fact they will be able to go is all thanks to the hard work fundraising by the Sea Cadets and those who have supported them by attending the events such as Saturday’s boat cruise.”

For more information on Nottingham Sea Cadets visit www.sea-cadets.org/nottingham

“As a result of the money we raised on the day, we’ve sailed past our target for funding the World War One battlefield trip which the cadets are now very much looking forward to."