28th June 2018
Stratford-upon-Avon Sea Cadets are delighted to have received a cheque for £1000 from former Mayor, Councillor Victoria Alcock, who selected the Stratford based youth organisation as one of her Mayor’s charities.
‘This donation is wonderful’ said Karen Drinkwater, Chair of Trustees ‘we have lots of plans for additional equipment and activities for our cadets and this will help us to fulfil these ambitions. We are grateful to Cllr. Alcock not just for raising the money but also for her tremendous support over the last 12 months, taking the time to visit the unit, getting to know the cadets and involving them in her own civic events.’
When delivering the cheque, Cllr. Alcock joined the cadets on the river for rowing instruction and also enjoyed a ride on the safety boat.
Cllr Alcock said ‘During my time as Mayor I learned more and more about the Sea Cadets and the valuable lessons which they teach. Not just safety on water but lessons in trust, friendships and respect. I feel so proud that they are part of our Town, and will look upon the time I spent with them all on and off the water as some of my best times as Mayor.’