Round Table donation gets Lichfield Air Cadets on the move

Stuart Milner (Round Table Chairman), Cpl Will Manser, Cadet James Gardner, Flt Lt Chris Kelly, Chris Kendall (Round Table Member)

Stuart Milner (Round Table Chairman), Cpl Will Manser, Cadet James Gardner, Flt Lt Chris Kelly, Chris Kendall (Round Table Member)

Lichfield Round Table have helped the city’s Air Cadet Squadron to get their much needed transport.

The group have donated £2,500 to towards the cost of a new minibus.

Honorary Round Table Member Nick Manser said:

“They had been working hard to raise their own funds and just needed that bit of extra help. The Air Cadets are a fantastic youth organisation, which fosters the spirit of adventure and encourages the development of leadership qualities and good citizenship – not dissimilar to the fellowship and friendship ethos of Round Table – so we were really glad to be able to help them out.”

Officer Commanding 1206 (Mercian) Squadron, Flt Lt Chris Kelly RAFVR, added:

“Our aging 17 year old minibus has been the lifeline of the organisation ensuring that the volunteer adult staff at the Lichfield Squadron can continue to provide an opportunity for local children to participate in many varied activities whether they be sports or adventurous training, or assisting with local community services.

“We were overwhlemed by the donation from Lichfield Round Table and it will make a huge difference in achieving our target. They do such a great job in helping local Lichfield causes and we are really grateful to them.”

The Air Cadets are a voluntary youth organisation and part of the UK Air Training Corps (ATC). The ATC helps to  promote team building, communication and leadership skills and provides personal development goals often not available though the normal educational channels. It also gives an insight and valuable experiences to those thinking about a career in the Armed Forces.

Lichfield Air Cadets meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Squadron hut in Cherry Orchard.

Lichfield Round Table is open to males aged between 18-45, irrespective of religious beliefs or political opinion. Anyone interested in finding out more can call 0808 129 3616, email at info@lichfieldroundtable.co.uk or visit www.lichfieldroundtable.co.uk.

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