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Penzance Sea Cadets received £1,000 from the business club

12 April 2017

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Penzance Sea Cadets received £1,000 from the business club of the CCF towards folding beds at the centre. C100 members Lee Williams and Debbie Palmer from Colas Cornwall Quarries, and Richard Collett from RTP Surveyors visited the project.

Penzance Sea Cadets provide educational support and training, based on the traditions of the Royal Navy. The cadet training encourages personal independence, aims to build confidence and work as part of a team. On average 10% of their cadets at any time are with foster families and others with extended family members. Approximately 50% of the cadets are in receipt of free school meals.

Their 50 volunteers have been working hard for years to host weekend training sessions. The participants enjoy the security of a relatively disciplined environment with rules and respect for each other. Each year some cadets go on to join the Royal or Merchant Navy or join a sailing or gig club.

Richard Collett from RTP Surveyors said: "I was very pleased to meet the staff and some of the cadets at Penzance Sea Cadets. It is clearly a very well run and friendly place to be and I’m sure the grant will be wisely used to enhance the training facilities. Great cake too!!"

Debbie Palmer, Sales Manager of Colas Cornwall Quarries, said: “It is always an eye-opener when you meet the people in person, hear their stories and for me, in particular, when they highlighted that fundraising for the Sea Cadets is such a struggle… They would have needed to do at least 50 coffee mornings to raise £1000!”

The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF has invested a total of £36,706 into 25 community projects in 2016, this is a record number of supported organisations by the C100 in a year.

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