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2018 OFFSHORE SEASON GETS UNDER WAY

2018 OFFSHORE SEASON GETS UNDER WAY

Offshore season is well and truly under way, with the inaugural voyage of 2018 kicking off last month.

This year, our two new yachts - TS City of London and TS Sir Stelios - will be out on the water, alongside our flag ship, TS Royalist, and power vessels, TS Jack Petchey and TS John Jerwood.

An offshore trip is a fantastic opportunity for young people to travel, explore new places, meet new people and earn qualifications. They are heavily subsidised, and there are also bursaries available. 

SIGN UP TO A CHALLENGE EVENT

SIGN UP TO A CHALLENGE EVENT

Sea Cadets is inviting people to come on board the Challenge Events team and raise money for the national youth charity.

You could run a half-marathon, cycle the Surrey countryside or swim through open waters in aid of Sea Cadets, and help launch young people for life today.

We offer full support to all our participants, and have places available for the following challenges:

We offer our supporters a package including a fundraising pack with useful tips, a Sea Cadets running vest, a welcome pack full of Sea Cadets goodies, support leading up to the event, a cheer team, and a medal.

You can view the full list of our events at: https://www.sea-cadets.org/challenge-yourself-for-sea-cadets

AREA OFFICER'S COAST TO COAST WALK

AREA OFFICER'S COAST TO COAST WALK

Sea Cadets' North West Area Officer, Charlie Bagot Jewitt, will walk from Scarborough Unit to Barrow Unit this May to mark his transfer from Eastern Area Officer and raise funds for Sea Cadets.

Starting on Sunday 6 May, Charlie will set off on Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast path, covering between one and 22 miles per day, and reaching the finish line on Sunday 20 May.

The current plan for his stops will be Levisham (6 May), Blakey Ridge (7 May), Osmotherley (8 May), Danby Wiske (9 May), Richmond (10 May), Keld (11 May), Kirkby Stephen (12 May), Shap (13 May), Patterdale (14 May), Grasmere (15 May), and then most likely down the Cumbria Way, until he reaches Barrow Sea Cadets - about 200 miles in total.

Now Charlie's route is planned, he is looking for enthusiastic supporters to get involved in his challenge. You also donate by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charles-bagot-jewitt

AWARDS GALORE FOR CADETS AND VOLUNTEERS

AWARDS GALORE FOR CADETS AND VOLUNTEERS

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: scmag@ms-sc.org if you have anything to share.

SEA CADETS NCS IS BACK!

SEA CADETS NCS IS BACK!

Sea Cadets is delighted to once again offer the NCS programme to teenagers across England.

NCS - National Citizen Service - helps build young people's confidence and self-belief. It consists of three phases: a residential trip, life skills and a social action project.

It is the third time the charity has offered the scheme, with its pilot in 2016 shortlisted for a CYP Now Award. Cadets learnt important skills while making a real difference in their communities by running social actions projects such as helping homeless veterans, buying Christmas presents for disadvantaged teenagers, and running a fun day for adults with additional needs. 

The summer programme will take place in June and July and is open to 15-, 16- and 17-year-old cadets in England. Interest can be registered by emailing: NCS@ms-sc.org

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