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DUNBAR SEA CADETS MADE SAFER THANKS TO DONATION

DUNBAR SEA CADETS MADE SAFER THANKS TO DONATION

Dunbar Sea Cadet Unit has received 60 High-Vis Vests thanks for to a donation from The Uniform and Leisurewear Company based in Morecambe.

The donation will allow the unit’s cadets and volunteers to feel safer when carrying out activities. Each year our unit aims to achieve 1,290 hours of boating for our cadets and unfortunately from time to time we have to walk the boats down to the harbour, which includes going on the roads. This extra added protection will allow us to keep all our personnel safe and be seen.

We also attend several community events each year and this will allow us to have a higher presence and be recognised by members of the community.

The Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Martin Galloway, said: “I recently approached my CEO, Mr Graham Hodgson, at my workplace, Verdant Leisure Limited, as I knew he owned The Uniform & Leisurewear Company.  It has been a difficult year to fundraise and rather than asking for a monetary help I opted to ask him for a donation of High-Vis Vests. The kind donation will allow us to use our money for other essential items that the unit needs to purchase.  We are very thankful to Graham and his team for donating these to us and we look forward to doing a beach clean at Pease Bay Leisure Park, one of the parks owned by Verdant Leisure, very soon.”

Graham Hodgson said “When I received the email, I did not hesitate in helping Martin out. I know he dedicates a lot of time and energy in supporting the Sea Cadets in his voluntary capacity outside of his work. I am glad to have been of assistance to this worthwhile cause”.

Training Ship Valiant, which is part of the national charity Sea Cadets, gives young people a new perspective. We broaden horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, we help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Our aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want – and make that future happen. 

DUNBAR SEA CADET UNIT RECEIVES FUNDING BOOST

DUNBAR SEA CADET UNIT RECEIVES FUNDING BOOST

Dunbar Sea Cadet Unit has received a £498 donation from Scotmid which will go towards the purchase of 2 new laptops.

The money will allow the unit’s volunteers to continue providing online training using the new equipment. The unit is currently involved with delivering training to over 30 cadets a week across the area from Dunbar to Grangemouth. The training is based on developing our young people to prepare them for a better future and to give them a head start in life.

The Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Martin Galloway, said: “Throughout the lockdowns we have been trying to support our young people and their families through regular calls, transferring our syllabus to digital and engaging in emergency funding (MSSC emergency cadet grants) to get them tablets and dongles so that they can stay connected and have. However, our IT was very old to start with and we find ourselves with technology that has ceased to work. We are delighted for the very generous donation from Scotmid, It’s a dream come true for us”

Training Ship Valiant, which is part of the national charity Sea Cadets, gives young people a new perspective. We broaden horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, we help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Our aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want – and make that future happen. 

Area Officer Commendation

Area Officer Commendation

We are delighted to announce that we are a lucky recipient of a Sea Cadets Northern Area Officer Commendation certificate. 

The commendation is to recognise the work that the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers of Dunbar Unit have done during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am delighted to receive this on behalf of the unit and very thankful to Commander Gary Farmer RD RNR for taking the time to recognise us.

Volunteer recognised for community work

Volunteer recognised for community work

Thank you to Dunbar Community Council for recognising the amazing work of one of our Cadet Force Adult Volunteer Petty Officer (SCC) Michael Kaszuba. 

For a decade Michael ran the unit out of the shared facility at Castle Parks Barracks on North Road, Dunbar. 

Once again we are so proud of everything you have done for Sea Cadets Dunbar and the local community PO Kaszuba and you should be immensely proud of your achievements.

CO-OP Charity

CO-OP Charity

We have been selected as a charity for the local co-op community fund for the next year!

This is exciting for us and any money that is raised will be used to help fund the activities that all the cadets love to do such as going on one of the offshore voyages!

 

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