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:



The units major fundraising event at the South of England Showground at Ardingly will take place over the weekend of the 11th to 13th July.

The cadets and staff work extremely hard marshalling the car parking and selling programmes as well as shaking a few tins at the Ardingly Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show.

This year we hope the weather will look upon us favourably so we can make it a great year for unit funds.

In the past years we have managed to raise just over £1,000 through the collections and programs and it is our major fund raising event for the Unit;

Hopefully we will see you there or at the Units Barbecue on Saturday 12th July at the Unit.

Captain (SCC) Darren Erb-Smith RMR
Commanding Officer

Royal Naval Association

The cadets and staff were out on Saturday 9th June collecting on behalf of the Royal Naval Association. Due to the efforts and the amount raised the RNA has donated £250 to the Unit. BZ to all involved.


Sussex Police

I am pleased to announce that Sussex Police has donated £300 to the Unit from the Property Fund. This will help considerably to new equipment.


Trinity 500

Back in the summer we purchased a new Trinity 500. I am pleased to announce that we have just received a £2,000 grant from the Headley trust to purchase a second Trinity 500. This is fantastic news as this will enable us to get more cadets on the water rowing.


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