Last month, Milford Haven Sea Cadet Corps and Royal Marines Cadets received a welcome boost from two local sources.
The youth organisation, which provides opportunities for young people aged 10 - 18 years old, was the beneficiary of two business community funds, allowing them to expand the rang of training assets and equipment available to cadets.
Milford Haven Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets will purchase a Rigiflex 360 boat, including trailer and outboard with the funding, allowing them to improve what boat work they can offer to cadets. Especially in terms of waterborne qualifications and accredited training in Sailing, Powerboat and Windsurfing with the RYA (Royal Yachting Association).
The new safety boat and equipment will be generously paid for by South Hook LNG and the Port of Milford Haven.
Over the years, Rigiflex boats have established themselves as the recognised industry standard for small and safe vessels. The advantage of Rigiflex boats is it's sustainability due to the toughness and durability, meaning maintenance costs will be minimised for Milford Haven Sea Cadet Corps and Royal Marines Cadets.
Anna Malloy, PR and Communications Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, commented, "We are happy to support the Cadets so that they can provide young people with a wide range of activities that teach them both practical and social skills. I look forward to seeing their new boat being used on the Milford Haven Waterway."
Shipping & Planning Superintendent at South Hook LNG Terminal, Frank Thomas, commented on the importance of the new boat saying, "South Hook LNG is pleased to be providing support that brings additional safety measures to the valuable training given by Milford Haven Sea Cadets & Royal Marines Cadets."
Lieutenant (SCC) William Elliott RNR, The RYA Training Centre Principal for Milford Haven Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets commented the following, "The community collaboration between the two community funds shows how powerful they wish to support local causes. This support has allowed us to improve our safety boat capabilities and modernise our training for the young people that we train. A huge thank you to both the Port of Milford Haven and South Hook LNG for their continuing support and generosity."
If you are interested in joining Sea Cadets or Royal Marines Cadets then visit www.milfordhavenscc.org.uk or search for us on Facebook or come along Tues & Thurs 6:30pm until 9:30pm every week.