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Grand finish for our Essex Every Cadet Bears

The Essex EveryCadetBears have been out and about this week, firstly they bumped into our National Honorary Colonel. They then met up with Sally Orange and double Olympic Gold Medallist Major Heather Stanning OBE who were training together this week, guess what? Heather is a Gold Award holder too!

Grand finish for our Essex Every Cadet Bears

26 June 2021

  • Essex ACF

Our Every Cadet Bears Diversity and Inclusion had a grand finish as they both completed the 13 Bridges Challenge in London for SSAFA in support of Armed Forces Day. The pair started their journey at Tower Bridge finishing at the Royal Hospital Chelsea covering 10 miles and 13 of London’s most iconic bridges.

Our Duke of Edinburgh Officer, Staff Sergeant Instructor (SSI) Russell Mott escorted our Every Cadet Bears through the challenge and were all greeted at the finish line by Sally Orange our Ambassador for DofE in the Army Cadets and SSAFA CEO former Lt General Sir Andrew Gregory.

“It was so lovely to hear that SSI Russell Mott had decided to sign up to the fundraising event for SSAFA after hearing me mention I was doing it when I spoke at the virtual ACF DofE National Conference a few weeks ago. It was great to be able to meet Russell in person and fantastic that he was able to bring #everycadet bears ‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’ along to join in the fun and fully embrace the beauty of what the Armed Forces is about on Armed Forces Day” said Sally Orange.

“Our national campaign #EveryCadet #EveryCadetBear is to ensure that every Cadet is offered the internationally recognised award and is supported on their journey with help to complete their award” said SSI Russell Mott.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) following some R&R (Rest and Recuperation) after their achievements in London will be coming out to local and County events including expeditions and possibly even Annual camp in a few weeks time! They will encourage all of our Cadet's to enrol, get support and complete their award.

Watch out for them very soon!