Town Council helps Sea Cadets stay water tight

A local charity that supports around 70 young people is looking forward to a water tight future after being awarded a major grant.

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council has agreed to make a grant of £16,200 to the Sea Cadets to make urgent repairs to the roof of their boat shed. The grant was agreed at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 24th January.

Peter Horrocks is Chair of the Sea Cadets Unit. He said: “The unit has been running since the 1940s, and some of our buildings are nearly as old, but the roof on the boat shed has been damaged over the years by water, moss and tree debris.

We are delighted that this grant will enable us to continue our work. Our ambition is to grow the unit and work with more young people.”

Cllr Charlotte Hodivala is chair of the Amenities, Leisure and Community Services committee which oversees the budget for community grants. She commented: “I am pleased we have been able to support the Sea Cadets in this way. They do a lot of valuable work and make a real difference to the local community.”

There are 70 cadets, ranging from 10-18, male and female who are taught Royal Navy traditions and experience life skills, and support local community events including the fun run, Remembrance Day parade and community games.

This grant comes just a week after the Amenities, Leisure and Community Services committee met and agreed grants worth a total of £21,003 to seven separate organisations.


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