Swanley Detachment of the Kent Army Cadet Force Squadron RE recently presented a cheque to Peter Butterworth from Combat Stress UK for charity work they completed last year for the sum of £389.58.
The amount was raised by the cadets completing a 10k speed march in boots and combat clothing, and also running a stall at the local Armed Forces day held in Swanley and hosted by Swanley Town Council.
Robert Marsh, Director Income Generation at Combat Stress said:
“We’re really grateful to Swanley ACF for choosing to support Combat Stress and veterans with mental health problems. Each year we receive more than 2,000 referrals from former servicemen and women struggling with their mental health. The money raised by fundraisers, like Swanley ACF, means we can continue to support every veteran that comes to us for help.”
Colonel Chris Gilbert, Commandant Kent ACF said:
“I’m really proud of all the cadets at Swanley for taking the initiative to help raise funds for this valuable cause. The Army Cadet Force plays an active role in the local community. A major part of the training for any cadet is citizenship training and the topic forms part of the syllabus.
Through participating in community projects like this we help develop young people into responsible citizens. I’d encourage any young people or adults who want to find out more about joining us to visit our website for more information”.
We’re always looking for Army Cadets and adult volunteers:
Come and find out more: Swanley ACF Centre, Swanley Lane, Swanley, BR8 7LH on a Thursday from 6-9pm. www.kentarmycadets.com