Yaxleys Detachment's Charity Walk

Cadets raise £830 for National Autistic Society.

Yaxleys Detachment's Charity Walk

3 July 2023

  • Cambridgeshire ACF

Cadets from Yaxley Detachment, 1 Company, revently completed a 10km charity walk to raise money for The National Autistic Society.

The society is the leading charity for autistic people and their families in the UK. Since 1962, the National Autistic Society has been providing support, guidance, and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services, and opportunities to help create an organisation that works for autistic people.

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The cadets were tasked to plan an event to help the local community in order to help them complete their Community Engagement aspect of the Army Cadet Syllabus. They quickly agreed that the event should raise money for an autism charity, as they believe in spreading the message that autism comes in many forms and should not be overlooked within our society. With many of our cadets having personal experience of autism, this cause is close to the hearts of many Cambridgeshire ACF families.

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The cadets used their navigation skills and knowledge of the local area to complete a fancy dress 10km walk and raise an impressive £830.

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We would like to thank each of the cadets who completed the charity walk and to everyone who donated to this cause. Thank you to:

Cadet Sansby, LCpl Davis E, Cadet Evans, LCpl Kirk, Cadet Spitelnicu, Cadet Davis O, Cadet Achurra, Cadet Barker, Cadet Brace J, Cadet Brace H, Cadet Vemulapalli, Cadet Silk K, LCpl Turnelis, Cadet Silk R and Cadet Garrett.

CFAVs supporting were: SMI Mackenzie, SMI Perry, SI O’Sullivan, SI Campo and SI Kirk.

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Text by SI Emily White.