PRESENTATION TO SEAHAVEN AND NEWHAVEN ARMY CADETS
October 16 2015.
On Wednesday the 7th of October, at the Seaford Army Cadet Unit, cheques were presented for the benefit of both the Newhaven and Seaford Detachments of the Sussex Army Cadet Force.
The money came from two sources. The surplus proceeds from this year's Seahaven Veterans and Armed Forces Day are being distributed by the joint organising committee to the three cadet services. The Air Training Corps received theirs at the Royal Society of St George's Battle of Britain dinner at the Seaford Head Golf Club last month and the Sea Cadet Corps will be receiving theirs at the Trafalgar Night Dinner, at Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston on the 21st October. The other presentations are from Seaford Rotary, whose Tavern in the Tent made a profit on the Armed Forces Day. Rotary decided to divide this money in the same way as the organising committee.
The Army Cadet presentations were made to Cadet Callum Quigley on behalf of the Newhaven Detachment and to Cadet Amy Harris for the Seaford Detachment. The joint organising committee consists of the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George, Seaford Town Council and the Royal British Legion. The presentation on their behalf was made by Seaford's Mayor, Cllr David Argent. The cheque from Seaford Rotary was made by their President, Dr Peter Fenwick OBE.
Chairman of the Joint Committee, Major Bob Peedle MBE said: "Each year the Committee selects where any profits of the day should go. In the past it has gone to forces charities but this year it was decided the money should help those vital youth organisations, the three Service Cadet organisations."
Colour Sergeant Kevin Falconer, who commands the Seaford Detachment, arranged the event, and explained: "The money will be put to good use for the benefit of the cadets. The one major problem the Army Cadet Force has is a shortage of adult instructors, so anyone over the age of 18 can apply to join us and help out and they will be very welcome."
Pictured above: The Army Cadets at the presentation, centre front Cadet Callum Quigley (Newhaven) Clllr Linda Wallraven, Joint Committee member and Cadet Amy Harris (Seaford). Behind are Cllr David Argent, Mayor of Seaford, Dr Peter Fenwick OBE, President of Seaford Rotary and Colour Sergeant Kevin Falconer, Unit Commander.
Pictured below: Cadet Callum Quigley (Newhaven Det) and Cadet Amy Harris (Seaford Det) display the cheques they had just received.