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.