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August 21st 2017

Sea Cadets hold fundraising event in Nottingham

Members of the public are being encouraged to take part in a water-based fundraising event to generate money for training at Nottingham Sea Cadets.

Nottingham Sea Cadets are set to hold the fundraiser on board the Princess River Cruise and hope attendees will join them in enjoying a variety of music and dancing on board the ship as it sails from the company’s new River Lodge at 100 Racecourse Road.

The event will take place on Saturday 2 September from 1.30pm-5pm and has been organised to raise extra funds to allow the youth group to purchase new training aids. The unit is currently fundraising for new First Aid resuscitation dummies and two yoles – a sliding seat rowing craft.

Adult volunteer Becky Carter, Commanding Officer at Nottingham Sea Cadets, said: “This cruise has been an amazing fundraiser for us the last few years. It’s an enjoyable afternoon with BBQ food and a disco, and it’s a great chance for staff, cadets, parents and supporters to have a nice afternoon out on the river together.

“Being a Sea Cadet opens up many new experiences for young people such as sailing, adventurous training activities and meeting new friends, and we’d like to keep offering the best Sea Cadet experience to our young people as we can.”

Nottingham Sea Cadets held a fundraising event on board the Princess River Cruise last year and were delighted to have raised £900 towards their cause. Nottingham Sea Cadets is a registered charity in its own right, and relies on donations to keep the training fresh and exciting for the cadets.

Becky continued: “Everyone is welcome to join us on the cruise, we always have great feedback. It will be a lot of fun and all the money raised will give our cadets further opportunities.”

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 per child and can be purchased in advance from the Nottingham Sea Cadets Unit (using cash or cheque).

To find out more call 0115 958 0528, email nottinghamseacadets@live.co.uk or search ‘Nottingham Sea Cadets’ on Facebook.

“Being a Sea Cadet opens up many new experiences for young people such as sailing, adventurous training activities and meeting new friends"