flood in to save Burnham Sea Cadets after our news story
future of Burnham and Highbridge's long-running Sea Cadets unit
has been secured after Burnham-On-Sea.com ran a story about its
funding crisis last month.
Roberts, the unit's chairwoman, says a number of funders have come
forward after our story here
highlighting its shortfall of funds.
and Highbridge Sea Cadets have been overwhelmed by the response
of the local community following the recent article on Burnham-On-Sea.com
highlighting the plight facing of our unit."
on from the article we have been approached by one of the trustees
of the Aaron Lewis Foundation, run by a local retired Lt. Colonel,
and after speaking with them, they have agreed to provide £1,000."
have been granted permission for fundraising collections with local
supermarkets and garden centres, and we have also been successful
with our nomination for the Asda green token award. Sedgemoor District
Council has also given £500."
a cheque from a retired officer was also given to us by being posted
through the unit's doors."
would like to personally thank all those who have offered their
support and particular thanks go to the Town Council, who also gave
£1,000, and the Aaron Lewis Foundation for their support,
local supermarkets and individuals who have made personal donations."
Sea Cadets firmly believe that we are able to offer our youths a
head start and with continued supported of our local community will
continue to do so."
pictured right, said last month: "We were self-sufficient until
last year, but are really struggling following the loss of our main
are finding fundraising incredibly difficult and have been cutting
back on costs."
councillors awarded a grant to the unit of £1,000 to safeguard
the organisation through to the autumn until its new management
team has had time to put plans in place for the group's future.
Now the future is looking much brighter.
Top, Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Sea Cadets winning a recent District
Colour Party Competition and, above, Chairwoman Carol Roberts at
this month's council meeting