Royal Visit for Sea Cadets
A new outdoor centre for young people in Scotland opens on 5 April, with a royal visit by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, accompanied by his son and daughter in law, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Their Royal Highnesses are being welcomed by young people from various uniformed youth organisations, all members of the Youth United network. The opening ceremony is a chance for each of them to showcase their talents and compete in an obstacle race. A flypast of three Typhoons of 6 Squadron RAF Leuchars will complete the display.
Richard Vernon, Deputy Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran and representing the Lord Lieutenant as Chairman of Youth United Ayrshire says;
“This wonderful new facility is a lasting legacy to young people in the area for generations to come. Having the space and the freedom to learn, explore and take part in team activities is vital to the development of social skills and for nurturing a sense of community. We are grateful to the Manoukian family whose generous support helped this centre to be built. And we’re delighted that His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay has recognised the value that youth organisations have in promoting health, wellbeing and success in our young people.”
Martin Coles, CEO of MSSC (parent organisation of Sea Cadets) says;
“Sea Cadets know that working together gets results and creates opportunities for even more young people. The opening of this new outdoor centre at Dumfries House shows that, and we’re really proud to have been part of this Youth United initiative. The results are a place where young people can learn new skills, work with others and go away with a great experience they can build on - week in week out for years to come.”
Nicola Brentnall, Director of The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust said;
“The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust is delighted to help Youth United charities in Ayrshire to come together at Dumfries House in order to undertake useful projects for others. We look forward to hearing news of the projects as they are developed and take place over the course of the coming year.”
Rod Jarman from Youth United said;
“Youth United brings together established and successful youth organisations under one banner to promote the benefits of membership and volunteering. The support of a number of partners means we can give more young people the opportunities to come to places like this where they will have the chance to learn valuable skills that will travel with them throughout their lives.”
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