Local Royal Air Force Air Cadets will this week be helping shoppers at Cleethorpes’ Morrison’s supermarket to pack their bags, hoping to raise funds for a new minibus.
The youngsters, many of whom regularly spend their weekends flying aircraft thousands of feet above Lincolnshire, will be on hand to assist shoppers at the store on Friday 25 March 2016.
Local Cadets and adult volunteers will be on hand throughout the day not only to help shoppers prepare for the Easter bank holiday weekend, but also to talk to people about the activities they are involved with.
Flight Leuitenant Terance Shird, Officer Commanding 195 Squadron, said: “The Air Cadets has, for 75 years, been offering young people the opportunity to expand their horizons.
“As a uniformed organisation, we given people the chance to learn how to fly an aircraft, complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, go on camps all over the world, meet new people and shape their future careers.
“The best bit is that most of our activities are either free, or cost very little. Often our only problem is getting the cadets there. A new minibus would allow us to transport our cadets to and from activities, widening our scope.”
Adult Sergeant Stephen Parry, a former cadet, said: “The Air Cadet Organisation really does transform lives. Over the years, the organisation has taken individuals from all backgrounds and has given them academic qualifications, new friends and life experience, opening all kinds of doors for their futures.
“We have a recruitment drive coming up in April, so we will be using this bag pack not only to raise some much needed funding, but also to let people know what our cadets get up to, and how they can get involved.”