Monday evening saw Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton visit the Wrexham Detachment at Hightown Barracks. Sarah took time to chat with all the cadets and staff before making a presentation to the Detachment Commander James Heyward who was recognised as one of the three Wrexham's Covid community champions for his efforts during the lockdown restrictions.
Sarah was able to see cadets undertaking a number of training activities enthusiastically taking part in some CPR practice. Sarah, a former nurse said “you never forget these critical skills which are so important in life”
Detachment Commander James Heyward said “it was a pleasure to welcome, at short notice, our MP to the detachment, the weather was kind enabling all activities to take place outside. I was delighted and surprised to receive my certificate of appreciation and “speaker’s mug” adding I thank Sarah Atherton for her continued interest in the Army Cadets in general and in Wrexham in particular.
Sarah, who is an Army veteran and a member of the Defence Select Committee, said she would welcome the opportunity, as not only a local MP but also as a member of The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme to visit Wrexham cadets at summer camps should the situation allow.