The award winning 1211 (Swadlincote) Air Training Corps Squadron have taken the time to complete an array of voluntary projects within their local community that aim to improve the environment and life for local people, as part of the nationally driven CSV Make A Difference programme.
Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Alyn Thompson RAFVR, summarised: “Seventy Cadets and twelve Staff teamed up to litter pick and weed three local green areas, complete a fundraising marathon relay run against the clock, host luncheon for a charming group of our greatly respected elders, and collect items which have been donated to five local charities and recycling specialists. This weekend was all about getting stuck into our local community, interacting with our neighbours, showing that our Squadron has its priorities set firmly at home, and to provide our exceptional and dedicated young people with grounded values regarding their elders and local community.”
Flight Commander, Cadet Sergeant Nathalie Sigston, reflected: “Now our neighbours can walk their dogs in the park with no litter, and our donations to the charities will help other people too. I really enjoyed spending the weekend volunteering with my friends!”
Charities that benefitted by the Squadron’s hard work this weekend include the British Heart Foundation, the National Air Ambulance Service, Cancer Support UK and Rainbows Hospice.
CI O Sartain-Berry