Go to your local Sea Cadets, and you’ll see the impact they're making in their communities.

From helping out annually with the local Poppy Appeal, to marshalling at their town’s annual 10k run, or performing at the Christmas lights switch-on – our cadets and volunteers get involved and really make a difference. Being part of a unit ‘family’ builds friendships, self-belief and awareness of the world around you.

Our stories

“Last year I made mince pies and delivered them to residents at a care home on Christmas Eve as some didn’t have families to visit them. This year I am doing car-boot sales with my mum and nanny Pam as well as other events to raise money for a cadet trip to Malta in 2019.” Junior Cadet First Class Rhys, South Shields 

"We were delighted that Maidstone Sea Cadets volunteered for Project Semaphore, helping aged veterans to get online. While it is a great initiative and provides the opportunity to explore the internet, often veterans feel overwhelmed and fear that they will break the iPad or press the wrong button and wipe everything! Having assurance from IT-savvy cadets proved invaluable as they could share their knowledge.” Sarah Clewes, Project Manager, Project Semaphore

“During Storm Desmond, cadets and volunteers rescued residents who were trapped in their homes, and delivered hot food and clean water to those affected. Everyone came together. It was 3am and we were waiting for people to ring in. Everyone at Carlisle Sea Cadets wanted to help, they were brilliant.” Beth Thirlwall, Carlisle Sea Cadets

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