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NEWHAVEN & SEAFORD SEA CADETS WIN THE INDEFATIGABLE CUP

June 7th, 2017.



Newhaven & Seaford Sea Cadets beat over 400 nationwide entries to win the Indefatigable Cup, which was awarded last Friday along with a prize of £1000. The presentation evening included the bi-annual Royal Naval Parade at the HQ in Chapel Street, Newhaven, which was inspected by Commodore Price.


The Mayor of Newhaven along with the Mayor of Seaford congratulated the Cadets on their parade and their spectacular efforts at winning the Indefatigable Cup, the eleventh Sea Cadet unit to do so. The Cup is awarded to a cadet unit that has seen the most improvement within a 12 month period,

Chairman of the Charity Committee, Alan Rankin-Thorn explained: “The Sea Cadet unit has undergone a huge transformation over the past year. The members of staff who volunteer their own free time have worked tirelessly towards providing the best experiences for each cadet, some of who are as young as ten and in turn have accomplished an astonishing 139 qualifications in that time. The Indefatigable Cup is an award they truely deserved.”

The £1000 will be put towards helping cadets attend courses such as off-shore sailing, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and further RYA qualifications.

In attendance were the Mayors of Lewes, Telscombe and Peacehaven and the Chair of Lewes District Council. The Officer In Charge of the Sea Cadet Unit, CPO Wells, was delighted at the support from the surrounding community and local councils. Cllr June Dyer, the Newhaven Mayor, who has been so impressed by the cadet's engagement in the community, has selected the Sea Cadet unit as her official nominated charity.

A further cheque of £900 was presented to CPO Wells by Pippa and Michael Logan, who raised the money for the replacement of new windows at their headquarters and which were installed a few months ago.

The fundraising campaign is still ongoing and completion of the brand new roof only finished a matter of weeks ago, making the building weather-tight, The chairman went on to explain: “We have a long way to go to make this unit the excellent facility the cadets deserve and for the use of other community groups. Funds are running low but the support from people like Pippa and Michael, the many local charitable organisations and the hard work of our Parent and Supports Association has seen us achieve so much over the past year and I would like to thank them for their efforts.”

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to become involved at Newhaven & Seaford Sea Cadets, either as an assistant, instructor, fundraiser, committee member, or perhaps if you work in the building industry as an electrician, carpenter, decorator, plumber or general handyman, then they would love to hear from you at volunteering@tsdefiance.co.uk