As an independent charity, but part of the national Sea Cadets, your support is vital to us.

We rely on the goodwill of our local community and businesses for financial support.

Sea Cadets welcome donations, large or small which can help provide opportunities for our cadets. Your donation can go straight to our Unit or via our branch teams which support lots of Units in a particular region or area. Or you can become a member of the national charity from just £25 a year.

A donation can:

  • - £20 will pay for a life jacket
  • - £50 can help pay for the heating of a unit
  • - £100 will pay for a new set of oars for a pulling boat
  • - £250 will send a Sea Cadet on a week's trip on flagship TS Royalist
  • - £1000 will help make vital health and safety upgrades for a Unit
  • - £2500 will buy a new boat for a unit - which will have a useful life of at least 25 years, serving hundreds and hundreds of cadets.

We welcome larger Corporate donations too and if you would like to find out more about how you can fund the work of the charity nationally please visit:

Fundraising at Loughborough

We are currently raising money to replace our building which was lost in Febuary 2012 in a devestating fire. Since the fire we have been operating out of 3 small portable cabins which have to operate as office space, classrooms, staff room, meeting rooms and storage space. We are aiming to raise £250,000+ to replace our main building and cater for future generations of cadets and other charities that use the site.

Fire Damage

Fire Damage


The site currently presents a significant Health and Safety risk due to trip hazard & at this time we cannot offer our facilities to physically impaired people. The unit has approximately 25 cadets from a variety of social backgrounds ranging in ages from 10 to 18 years & the Sea Cadets gives these young people different activities to participate in based on watersports and naval activities.

Loughborough Sea Cadet Unit is funded solely through local fundraising and is a registered charity in its own right. The unit is not a pre-service organisation and is run by the Sea Cadet Association. The MoD provides the Sea Cadets limited resources in the form of uniforms and some boats and provides funding for the national training centres. The unit funds have to provide and maintain all local resources such as the unit buildings, insurance, boats, canoes and equipment and transport cadets. The staffs are unpaid volunteers and give their time freely and willingly to the Sea Cadets.

If you are thinking of sponsoring, funding or helping us financially in any way, please contact us. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

How to donate

At the moment the easiest way to donate is through our BT MyDonate page.


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