AUO Boyce East Hulls detachment commander first engaged with Salthouse Haven in July 2019 to arrange a parade.
East Hull cadets and a few cadets from Mona house attended a bespoke remembrance parade on the 17th of November for the residents because unfortunately they couldn’t attend the cenotaph in Hull city the weekend before for Remembrance Sunday.
The residents were so touched and happy with how it went they couldn’t wait to talk to the cadets.
Salthouse Havens Activities manager was so impressed with how this went she contacted AUO Boyce shortly after to discuss future events.
On the lead up to Christmas 2019 East Hulls cadets wrote letters and sent cards to the residents so they knew they were still being thought of.
Unfortunately, with the present situation East Hull was unable to parade for the residents of Salthouse Haven so on the return to F2F training the cadets sat and painted remembrance stones to give to the residents so they knew just because we couldn’t physically see them, we were still thinking about them.
With everything that’s going on and the residents not being able to see their families and some not having family Salthouse Haven reached out on social media and SOA of A company 2Lt Troughton put the word out to possibly get hampers and cards taken to residential’s around our detachments for Christmas, so a list of items was put out and ideas came flooding in.
Cadets Fairburn and Olsson from East Hull detachment was the first to contact AUO Boyce with pictures of a made-up hamper of crafting items and some homemade cards.
It’s times like this we need to let people know we care, and we realise how selfless our cadets and CFAVs are.