22nd Oct, 2016

Top county honour for teen

Evesham Editorial 6th Jun, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A BENGEWORTH teenager has been chosen to escort the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire on his official duties around the county.

Petty Officer Cadet Paige Woodward, 17, from Evesham Sea Cadets has been appointed to the office of the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for the County of Worcestershire.

The prestigious honour means the teen will join Lord Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft to ceremonies around the county when any member of royalty visits, as the counties youth representative.

Paige has been a member of Evesham Sea Cadets for the past seven and a half years and in that time has achieved many accolades from national football medals to becoming a keen and competitive sailor.

The talented teen has also recently completed both her Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award and her BTEC Diploma in Public Services at Evesham unit.

At the beginning of July she will also be representing the organisation internationally as she flies to Nova Scotia in Canada for six

weeks to take part in their Summer Camp.

She was formally handed the role during an investiture at Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich in front of a packed audience.

Sea Cadets Area Officer, Commander Nigel Morton BSc MA RN also made the journey from Cornwall for the event.

“I feel proud and privileged to have been selected for office, and I’m looking forward to my duties in the coming year.” said Paige.

Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field said: “Paige has certainly gained Evesham unit, the Sea Cadets and the town of

Evesham a great honour.”

Evesham Sea Cadets meet at Shinehill Lane, South Littleton on Monday and Thursdays from 7pm to 9.30pm for cadets aged between 12 and 18-years-old.

Meetings for junior cadets aged between 10 and 12-years-old are also held on Wednesdays between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

New recruits are always welcome and a Royal Marines cadet detachment has also been formed and are looking for new recruits and adult volunteers.

Call 01386 833383, e-mail aoevesham@gmail.com or visit www.seacadets.org/evesham/home for more information.