2229 staff and cadets pitched up early to help set up and run a recent charity game for the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust. The trust was set up in October of last year in memory of a 14-year-old boy who devastatingly lost his life to a condition known ass Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). The cadets have whole-heartedly supported the trust since its inception and have helped out at many of their major events in the past year. The charity match, held on Sunday, was the inaugural match of what is hoped to be a yearly event, played between Leicester Legends football team and Leicestershire band Kasabian.
The cadets helped out tremendously providing support on the turnstiles, car parking, handing out leaflets, and providing a guard of honour for the players as they exited the tunnel at the start of the match and at half time. 2229 staff certainly had quite a major role in manning the turnstiles and providing support to the trust organisers throughout the event. The event was a resounding success with £10,500 being raised on the day and Kasabians’ Sergio Pizzorno even donated his signed guitar to the trust for it to be auctioned off at a later date. The cadets had a fantastic time, and even managed to have a buffet at the end with all the players. Steve and Angela Humphries said ‘A huge thanks goes to the cadets for all their support, they looked smart on the day and showed great professionalism.’
The cadets parade at the Loughborough TA Centre from 7pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Feel free to browse our website at www.2229.org.uk. Our next intake has been announced as Monday 9th September, for all those interested come along on the night and for more details see the website.