The Harlow Sea Cadets are in ‘urgent’ need of volunteers to ensure the group can keep afloat.
The unit, named T.S Adventure, is made up of 10-18-year-olds and take part in a basic programme and have the opportunity to specialist in sailing, mechanics, cooking and adventure training as well as various competitions and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. But now the group are in desperate need of volunteers to help the unit continue.
Mike Jezzard, chaplain of Harlow Sea Cadets, said: “We urgently need volunteers to enable the unit to continue and help our boys and girls continue to learn and develop into well-rounded, useful citizens.
We also really need a treasurer and a person to take on the role of chairperson. The unit receives no financial help, money is raised by the management committee using a variety of fundraising schemes which involve staff and cadets working together and we really do need volunteers to help us continue.
Each unit, including ours, tries to inspire young people to learn and develop new skills through fun and adventurous nautical activity that can give them those extra experiences and a head start in life.”
Despite the need for volunteers, the unit are still going strong with two cadets winning paddle-sport district competitions.
Marine cadet, second class, George Taylor won gold. The 17-year-old, who won the Sea Cadet swimming competition last year, is now hoping to compete at the national competition.
Marine cadet recruit Olivia Sullivan, 14, also won gold and is through to the national competition later this year.
For more information on Harlow Sea Cadets, visit their website.