The Guernsey Sea Cadets - part of the National Sea Cadet Corps - is a youth organisation that encourages the personal development of members by providing opportunities to learn new skills – such as sailing, boating and rock climbing - and work in teams. It is open to young people aged 12-18 years, with a junior section for children aged 10-12 years.
Paul Mooney, Commanding Officer of the Guernsey Sea Cadets is thrilled that they have been chosen to be the main beneficiaries. ‘The money raised should enable us to purchase a new Trinity 500 boat, allowing cadets to gain boating qualifications that complement those earned during the winter months. Any left over funds will go towards renting a new Headquarters as we are currently based in the Sydney Vane House in Admiral Park, which is due to be re-developed. This couldn’t have come at a better time for us.’
Michael Ozanne of the Harbour Carnival Organising Committee said: ‘It’s always difficult to pick the main beneficiary from all the applications that come in. However, the Guernsey Sea Cadets produced a compelling case highlighting how they would use the funds received, as well as the enthusiastic offer of the Sea Cadets to help before and at the event.’
Alan Pearce, Chair of the Guernsey Leadership Team, RBC Wealth Management said: ‘We’re now in our sixth year of sponsoring the Harbour Carnival and we are really pleased that the Guernsey Sea Cadets have been chosen. I’m sure that they’ll be a real asset as we fundraise for this great community event - it would be fantastic to beat last year’s record-breaking amount of £24,000.’
As the main beneficiary, the Guernsey Sea Cadets will receive 50% of the total amount raised by the event, with the other 50% going to other local causes.