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July 14th 2016

Sea Cadets hold water-based fundraising event

Nottingham Sea Cadets are set to hold the fundraiser on board the Princess River Cruise

Members of the public are being encouraged to take part in a water-based fundraising event to raise money to send Nottingham youngsters on a World War One battlefield tour.

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 Park Yacht Club along the River Trent.

The event will take place on Saturday 30 July from 1.30pm-5pm and has been organised to raise extra funds to allow the youth group to visit Ypres and the Somme in France this October.

Adult volunteer Becky Carter, Officer in Charge at Nottingham Sea Cadets, said: “40 of our cadets from both the Nottingham unit and Northamptonshire units are hoping to take part in the historical battlefield tour.

“Being a Sea Cadet opens up many new experiences for young people such as sailing, adventurous training activities and meeting new friends, but it is also important for us to visit historical locations to remember those who lost their lives in World War One.

“This will be the second occasion cadets from our unit will have completed the battlefield tour, and I know there is much excitement about the visit ahead.”

Nottingham Sea Cadets held a fundraising event on board the Princess River Cruise last year and were delighted to have raised £600 towards their cause.

Becky continued: “Everyone is welcome to join us on the cruise, we had great feedback last year from parents, friends and members of the public who joined us on the water. It will be a lot of fun and all the money raised will help our cadets visit significant locations they will never forget.”

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 per child and under-fives go free.

Tickets can be purchased in cash from the Nottingham Sea Cadets Unit or by cheque. To find out more call 0115 958 0528, email nottinghamseacadets@live.co.uk or visit Nottingham Sea Cadets on Facebook.

"It will be a lot of fun and all the money raised will help our cadets visit significant locations they will never forget.”