Dear Friends of Wellingborough Sea Cadets,
It is my honour to inform you that Wellingborough Sea Cadets has gone from strength to strength since initial talks started at Wrenn Academy in September 2014, where it formed as part of the Government's Cadet Expansion Program and was actively supported by both the Wrenn Academy management team and parent unit Market Harborough Sea Cadets.
To date, Wellingborough Sea Cadets actively engages 35 young people made up of both boys and girls aged 10 - 18. They are supported by 8 dedicated volunteers and have great access to local water based training facilities. At present, we have see cadets achieve a range of nationally recognised qualifications in Sailing, Rowing, Powerboating, Paddlesport and First Aid. Sept 2016, 3 cadets also experienced a week on our organisations offshore yachts around the Channel Islands.
The next steps for Wellingborough Sea Cadets is to increase the opportunities the Sea Cadets offer to greater numbers of Wellingborough and surrounding communities. In order to support many of our cadets financially for kit, course fees and provide the resources required, we are in need of stepping up our fundraising and operational efforts, and become a registered charity in our own right. To do so, we are looking for adult volunteers who are willing to become trustees or members of our Unit Management Team (UMT).
UMT members will only need to meet 4 - 6 weeks apart where targeted efforts can be drawn to increasing the accessibility and provisions available for greater learning opportunities. With training access to the new Rushden Lakes development becoming available, we are looking for volunteer support from management to fundraising or no experience at all, we are keen to meet anyone who wishes to share our desire of giving our young members the best head start in life.
We will be hosting an UMT open evening on the 22nd March 2017 within the Wellingborough Sea Cadet Building from 7.30pm.
If you wish to come along to see what our ambitions are, join the team or have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Lt Shane Daly
Market Harborough & Wellingborough Sea Cadets