October 30th 2014


1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron Air Cadets put their best efforts into helping the community on Saturday by helping to raise over £1000 for charities at the CSV Make A Difference Day.

The Cadets, Staff and Committee, supported 12 charities and Community Groups on the day, and raised funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust as well as continuing to support their adopted orphans in Burundi, Africa, at the Restoration of Hope Project.

The Cadets took part in a sponsored Coast to Coast Run around Eureka Park to support their chosen charities, which included the Squadrons own Luke Hammond Bursary in memory of a former Cadet who was tragically killed in a road traffic accident several years ago.

Squadron Commander, Alyn Thompson, said: “Each year our Cadets take part in Community Service, dedicating time out from our programme to undertake work in the Community, supporting other Charities and Groups.

“This work comes together with the CSV Make A Difference Day when we raise money for our chosen charities as well as undertaking the listed activities. The whole Squadron were very busy on the day and all the funds raised will go to one of our chosen charities.”

Squadron Cadet Warrant Officer, Bradley Tallett, added: “Among our many activities was a coffee morning at our Eureka Park Headquarters for neighbours and members of the Community.”

Fellow Cadet Corporal Anna Maher finished the day by taking parties of Cadets along the Swadlincote High Street with donations for charity shops, along with used spectacles which were taken to Specsavers for their Vision Aid Charity.

For further information please contact Flt Lt Alyn Thompson on:  07914 157975