Southend Cadets applauded for the hard work
By SI Monk
Army Cadets from Southend were invited to a presentation evening to receive thanks for poppy selling.
The Royal British Legion invited the C Company detachment to their annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Presentation. The presentation is to give certificates and appreciation to everyone involved with selling poppies last year. A selection of the cadets proudly represented the detachment for the evening.
In November, Southend raised a total of £717.39 by selling poppies along Southend High Street. The cadets do not expect to receive any special thanks for carrying out this duty for ex-Service men and women but were grateful of the evening.
The evening started with a disco and finished with a raffle. Event organiser Alan Tully gave a speech of thanks and presented RBL members and Army Cadets with certificates announcing how much each individual managed to raise for the noble cause. Out of the Army Cadets, Lance Corporal Wilson, Cadet Marume and Cadet Castor raised the most with an impressive £141.00.
Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant James Turp said: “Overall I was very proud and pleased with the sum raised by my cadets and I thank the British Legion for a pleasant evening.”
Everyone had a wonderful evening and it was great to see some parents of the cadets witnessing their children receive praise for doing something fantastic.