22nd Oct, 2016

Help Sea Cadets help others

Evesham Editorial 16th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

CARING members of Evesham Sea Cadets have launched a plea for votes to help them win £25,000 to boost the local community.

The South Littleton group are in the running for a Community Award from Engage, the mutual assurance company, but they need people to vote online.

Should they be successful, the kind-hearted cadets will spend the cash on improving the disabled access to their Shinehill Lane base.

The young cadets are right behind the scheme to spend the money on better access for the disabled.

“We need to do it to allow young people and adults who are disabled to use the unit more giving everyone the chance to gain the Sea Cadet experience of great fun and learning rolled into one.” said Avril James.

“Evesham Sea Cadets has given me amazing opportunities.” said Lead Cadet Jodie Cotton.

“It would be great if we could allow others the same opportunities.”

The cadets estimate £20,000 will be spent on materials and £5,000 on labour and want to recruit a local builder to put in proper access ramps for their buildings.

And the revamp will also include the boys and girls toilets and showers being stripped out and new equipment installed to provide disabled toilets and showers.

“This work is long overdue.” said Commanding Officer Keith Field.

“But to get the money we badly need people to vote for our project. We will only get the grant if we get your support.”

Evesham Sea Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm at their headquarters.

New recruits between the ages of 10 and 18-years-old are always welcome.

Visit www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx or call 01386 833383 for more information.

The closing date for votes in the Engage Community Award is May 31.

Visit www.engagemutual.com/foundation/projects/improving-the-disabled-access/ to cast your vote.