National Volunteers’ Week 2021

SI Lucy Goulding - Detachment Commander, Corps of Drums

National Volunteers’ Week 2021

1 June 2021

  • Cheshire ACF

As part of National Volunteers’ Week we will be focusing upon some of our amazing Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs)

SI Lucy Goulding first joined as a cadet before becoming a CFAV in 2015 “it was so much fun, I made a commitment to my cadets to become a volunteer”

Music is clearly a passion and something she is keen to give all our cadets an opportunity to try “seeing the cadets develop new skills and learn musical instruments is truly gratifying” said Lucy.

During her time as a CFAV, Lucy has taken advantage of every opportunity that comes her way to help her cadets and to improve her own skills.

“I love the Duke of Edinburgh Award which push the cadets to do stuff they would not normally do” when Lucy completed her own Gold award she had her own boundaries pushed, when she learnt how to climb which is now an additional hobby helping to improve her own confidance.

The ACF has a big impact on all its CFAVs which helps them in their personal and work lives “talking to strangers is not one of my strong points” said Lucy. Now, as a successful Detachment Commander of the Corps of Drums, she has performed in front of large crowds at a number of events around the Cheshire which continues to help improve her confidence.

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