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:

We are raising funds:

  • to replace the outboard engine on the unit's safety boat
  • to purchase a large box trailer
  • to purchase a performance sailing boat


In addition, being based in such a historic building, there is always maintenance to the unit facilities to keep it clean, tidy and secure, or to improve the resources for the cadets.


How you can help

Inland Revenue’s Gift Aid Scheme

Gift Aid can be claimed on all donations made by individuals to Sea Cadet Units, including the weekly contributions to the units for cadets' attendance, provided that the money comes from the parents rather than the cadets.

This means that, at absolutely no cost to you, the unit will be able to claim from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 25p for every £1 donated.

The main rules for qualification are that the donator is a tax paying person and the amount of tax refund applied for by the giver is not greater than their tax paid in the year.

If you have not already completed the Gift Aid form, and need another copy, please contact the unit.

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Fundraising with

Dunstable Sea Cadets sailing

Unlike the Army Cadets and Air Cadets, the Sea Cadets are part of an independent charity, the MSSC (The Marine Society & Sea Cadets), and so we do not receive the level of funding that they do. We are responsible for raising the money that pays for training equipment, site maintenance and even to keep the lights and heating on. As a result, we run fundraisers throughout the year, including bag packing at a local supermarket. Since cadets routinely use the boats, the training equipment and the facilities, we expect all cadets to at least contribute to one or two of these events per year. The money goes straight back into the unit, into cadets' training and therefore cadets benefit directly.



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