Mansfield Unit are continually putting effort and resources into raising funds, although the cadets contribute £2.00 per parade night this is still not enough to cover overheads and other hidden costs that are associated with running a unit.
At present we lease the building from our local council, however we are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the property, which can only be described as a huge effort due to the buildings age and constant deteriorating condition. In order to keep the building 'fit for purpose' funds are required for installing insulation, general maintainance and general upkeep. Pleasant surroundings offer a better environment for the cadets to learn and grow!
The unit is also in need of new equipment such as sailing boats and the associated equipment that comes with them. The fleet of boats that we currently own are beginning to show their age and a number of our experienced sailors are ready to move on to larger boats, of which we do not have at the moment. We are extremely competitive on the sailing circuit and last year we had a number of cadets represent the area in the National sailing championships. Again to achieve these results and give the cadets the opportunities they deserve we are in desperate need of funds for the purchasing of this equipment.