22 December 2017
Deeside detachment exceeds all charity expectations.
Over the year cadets and adults from Deeside detachment have been busy with charity fundraising over and above normal cadet activities. Some £660 was raised for the local Comrades Association and £200 for Lukes Appeal. Luke is a special cadet from Rhyl detachment fighting cancer and the detachments wanted to join other Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF detachments supporting “one of our own”.
In November the detachment helped raise £1783 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal spending several days and nights collecting at local supermarkets.
After months of hard work and feverish activities the cadets more than doubled their target raising funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers – their chosen charity for the year.
After the last minute efforts from the rearranged Santa Run the final amount raised was a fantastic £1033.76. The cheque was given to Sharon from the charity who also spoke about the charity and her story behind it. Sadly her husband died whilst serving in Army and that is what got her involved with the charity for her daughter. The cheque was handed over at the detachment end of year gathering presentation night and Christmas gathering
Organiser SI Tabitha Cook said “we set a target of £500 and we are amazed and delighted to raise more than double that”
2Lt Paul Holmes said “I am incredible proud of them all and can't believe that as a detachment we have raised over £3,600 for different good causes this year” Paul added “the cadets have worked hard all year and we look forward to another busy year in 2018”.
Major Darien Elie Company Commander said "An absolute amazing amount of money for worthwhile charities. Well done Deeside".