July 27, 2011
and Highbridge Sea Cadets collection raises over £400
shoppers in Burnham-On-Sea dug deep into their pockets to donate
over £400 to the town's Sea Cadets at the weekend.
Members of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Sea Cadets' TS Dulverton
Unit collected along Burnham High Street and seafront.
The group's traditional 'Flag Week', where the cadets used to
spend a week of evenings knocking on doors around the town asking
for donations, was not held this year for various reasons and
the idea of the street collections came up instead.
"The weather was very kind and the day was a great success.
The Cadets, Staff and Unit Management Committee would like to
say a huge thank you to all those people who kindly contributed
on Saturday. They managed to raise £440 of much-needed funds
which will go a long way towards the continued success of the
unit," the cadet's Matt Harkness told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
The Sea Cadets offer a wide variety of activities, both land and
water-based, with opportunities to go to sea on powered boats
as well as yachts. The Burnham and Highbridge unit meet on Monday
and Thursday evenings, between 7pm and 9pm at their purpose-built
facilities in Cassis Close (next to Burnham United Football Club),
and always welcome new Cadets.