Glastonbury Sea Cadets get closer to new kayaks with generous donation
Sea Cadets at Glastonbury celebrate after receiving a generous donation from a home building company.
Persimmon Homes Severn Valley donated £ 1,000 to the Glastonbury & Street Sea Cadets, which will help purchase nine kayaks and a trailer.
Elaine Dearling, President of Glastonbury & Street Sea Cadets, said: “We are extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for this generous donation.
“Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our members and their families.
“We want to give them something to smile about and have hope. These nine new kayaks will do just that.
“Thanks to Persimmon Homes and other fundraisers we are now almost able to purchase the new equipment.”
The group based in Benedict Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, currently numbering nearly 30, has resumed meeting face to face after a year of Covid-19 disruption.
The activities are designed to be fun and educational, teaching young people the importance of teamwork in order to help them gain self-confidence.
Families struggled with the isolation of lockdowns and for some of our young people Sea Cadets are their only social outlet outside of school and so they missed out on structured training and of course their Sea Cadet friends. .
The donation was made as part of the Persimmon Community Champions Program, which donates money to worthy causes each month.
Carly Spear, Sales Manager at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Glastonbury & Street Sea Cadets.
“The past year has been difficult for the kids who haven’t been able to mingle with their friends like they normally would. We hope this donation will help make them smile again.
To apply for funding for Persimmon Homes Community Champions, visit the website here