12 April 2016
Senior Cadets from Dumfries Sea Cadets will be able to participate in a week long voyage, on board the TS Royalist, thanks to a grant from the Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company.
This week long voyage will offer 12 young cadets an opportunity to develop their nautical skills, learn to work as a team and build confidence as they navigate the coastal waters around Britain. The trip is seen as the pinnacle of the sea cadet experience and one which over 30,000 young people have enjoyed since 1971.
Annandale and Nithsdale Community Benefit Company (ANCBC), receives funding from ScottishPower Renewables’ Harestanes Windfarm and has awarded nearly £400,000 to local groups since the fund began last year.
Other groups to benefit recently include Mossburn Community Farm, Moniaive Initiative,Buccleuch & Queensberry Caledonia Pipe Band, SHAX, Patrick Dudgeon Memorial Hall and Thornhill Playgroup.
Sheena Johnstone from Dumfries Sea Cadets said “Every Cadet should have the opportunity to sail on the Sea Cadet Tall Ship TS Royalist, this grant from ANCBC will allow cadets to realise a long held dream that would otherwise have been beyond their reach”
Martin Brown, ANCBC Chair said “We are pleased to support the dedicated work of such groups in enhancing the lives of young people in the region”
Kenny Peberdy, UK Director for ScottishPower Renewables said “The community funding from Harestanes Windfarm is helping to support a wide range of worthwhile local projects. We wish the sea cadets well on their voyage, and we hope that all of the recent funding awards will make a real difference.”