There has been plenty to celebrate at Sea Cadets this month, with awards galore for a number of our units, cadets and volunteers.
As well as important recognition for those who give so much to the charity, awards like these help raise the profile of Sea Cadets' work in helping launch young people for life.
We've mentioned some of these fantastic achievements below. Well done to all!:
- Louise Douglas, Chairman of Filey Unit's Parents and Supporters Association and Deputy Chairman of the Unit Management Team, received a Lord Lieutenants Certificate in recognition of exceptional service. Louise has been involved with the charity for nearly 20 years, helping to raise more than £100,000 in the past 10 years for her unit. Her award was presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Barry Dodd CBE at a ceremony at Worsley Barracks, York.
- The Eastern Area Staff Officer for Paddlesport, Lt Cdr (SCC) Mark Steggall RNR, and Bedfordshire 5 Troop Commander Major (SCC) Sean Smith RMR, were awarded the Bedfordshire Lord Lieutenants Certificate of Commendation for their meritorious service. The ceremony took place at Woburn Abbey – the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford – on 5 March, in the presence of the Duke.
- Margate Unit cadets and volunteers were invited to County Hall to receive a certificate and £500 cheque from the High Sheriff of Kent, George Jessel DL. Chairman Michael Bon and Vice Chairman Violet Roberts were accompanied by Cadet Natalya and Marine Cadet Brandon at the ceremony.
- Rhondda Sea Cadets has been crowned the 'Best Youth Organisation that engages Young People In Formal Education' in Rhondda Cynon Taff. The Youth Entitlement and Participation Service's award ceremony was held earlier this month, and the unit made sure its presence was known with 36 cadets, six volunteers, and several parents attending.
We're always keen to hear positive stories about our units, so please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything to share.