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SWADLINCOTE AIR CADETS RAISE THE BAR IN COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE

Article posted: Nov 19, 2011 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

The 1211 (Swadlincote) Air Training Corps Squadron broke previous personal charity fundraising records in a day full of activities.

The Squadron, officially one of the best in the international Corps of nearly one thousand, raised money and awareness for at least ten charities and community initiatives including Rainbows, the charity for life-limited young people, as part of engaging with their annual CSV Make a Difference Day contribution.

Last weekend the Squadron of over one hundred Cadets hosted a huge range of activities at the Squadron’s building on Eureka Park in Swadlincote, while smaller teams reached out into the wider community.

The activities included the Squadron’s brand new and very popular “Swad Olympics” with the Rubber Chicken Javelin and sack races, and other established forms of community-focussed volunteering such as gardening, litter picks and recycling.

Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Alyn Thompson, commented: “This year we set out to help more charities than ever before, and we’ve smashed through our previous fundraising record. The community enjoyed our activities and we thank them for their valued contributions which will go on to make a real and urgently needed difference to many people.”

CI O Sartain-Berry
Squadron Media Officer