10 November 2011
Army, Air and Sea Cadets were on board HQS Wellington, London on Wednesday 9 November to celebrate CVQO patron Dannii Minogue being presented with her honorary doctorate in Media from the University of Solent. As patron of educational charity CVQO, singer and TV star Dannii Minogue is a huge supporter of the cadet forces in the UK and the opportunities offered to cadets.
Representing the ACF was Kortney Johnson-Blake, of South East London ACF.
Joining the cadets were their counterparts from St John Ambulance, who are taking part in one of CVQO’s newest schemes to offer learning opportunities to more youth organisations.
Of being a patron for CVQO, Dannii said, “The biggest thing about CVQO is giving young people who want to further themselves a chance, and to provide mentors who want to help them along the way. That’s been such a big part of my life, I’ve had great people around me to guide me, support me and teach me. It’s incredible to see the enthusiasm from the cadets and to see how they develop throughout their time".
CVQO offers members of the cadet forces the chance to gain internationally recognised qualifications. The charity delivers qualifications selected to show the wide range of skills that young people like these cadets learn within their organisations, with the aim of providing them with more opportunities in both the workplace and higher education.