18 January 2013
The Revision Cadet Challenge is now on! Between now and 19th June 2013, ACF detachments can compete to win tickets to either the fabulous British Military Tournament or the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by raising as much money as possible for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. The prize includes tickets for 15 members of the winning detachment to attend the British Military Tournament held at Earl’s Court in Dec 2013, as well as a behind the-scenes tour, or Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets, plus a magnificent trophy for their detachment.
To win, simply register your detachment for the Revision Cadet Challenge via ABF The Soldiers' charity website and raise the most amount of money for the charity before 19th June 2013.
This year's winners (pictured), Catterick ACF Detachment, raised over £5,000 for the charity by car parking stewarding at a country sports day, bag-packing at supermarkets, bucket collections and selling raffle tickets. Cadet Instructor Sergeant Rory Milne, said: “The cadets have gained so much from helping raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. From learning to interact with members of the public when bag packing to taking part in the charity shoot day, where we where able to raise awareness about the local Army Cadet detachment with the local community.”
He continued: “Winning the Revision Cadet Challenge trophy was a great success for the detachment and all the cadets; they worked hard to support the charity. For the cadets who attended the British Military Tournament it was a great experience and the behind-the-scenes tour is one that they will never forget. Being able to climb on the Apache will stay with the cadets and staff for ever!”
What innovative ideas can your detachment devise to raise money for soldiers, former soldiers and their families?
Currently ABF The Soldiers’ Charity helps over 5,000 people annually. They are already dealing with a 30% increase in case numbers, and anticipate as a result of current operations the request for assistance will rise significantly in the coming years. The help that they provide includes hardship relief – often affecting many former soldiers especially in the current economic climate, mobility assistance and home modifications – helping those with critical injuries to live a full life.
The charity is enormously grateful to all those who support them. The ACF's continued support will enable the charity to continue supporting soldiers and their families.
Photo: Winners of the Revision Cadet Challenge, Catterick ACF Detachment