Charity of the year
We are delighted to announce that our nominated charity for the season 2020-21 will remain 1128 (Crosby) Squadron Air Training Corps.
As their year was interrupted by the C19 pandemic, the Board has agreed to extend our partnership.
Here is a profile of their activities
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) is a uniformed youth organisation aimed at young people aged between 12 and 20 years old.
The aims and objectives of the RAFAC are laid down in a Royal Warrant, as follows;
- To provide training that will be useful in civilian and service life.
- To provide training to young people in aviation related subjects.
- To develop good citizens and foster the spirit of adventure.
Crosby 1128 Squadron is at the heart of the Crosby community. It is a successful squadron that has been providing training to young people in the area since 1941.
Many former cadets, both male and female, have gone on to do great things, including serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, providing medical services, teaching, mental health provision and working in industry.
Most of the activities that our cadets take part in are not funded by our parent organisation the Royal Air Force.
We are classed as a self-funding organisation, with all of our financial support only available through grants and donations.
We are currently fundraising for a new mini-bus, as our previous vehicle was literally run into the ground following so much use by the staff and cadets!
A new mini-bus would allow us to take part in many more activities, including Community Events, Sports, Flying and Gliding training, the Duke of Edinburgh‘s award scheme and much, much more.
We are a very active Squadron, but due to our transport issues we are limited to the number of cadets that can currently take part in activities and are heavily reliant on the goodwill of parents, committee members and staff to get all cadets to different venues, which really is not very cost-effective.
Following a very successful Awards Evening in 2018, held at Firwood Waterloo, we have booked our 2019 Awards Evening with you again this year.
We would also like to build on this relationship and offer the services of our cadets, on a voluntary basis, if we can be of any help and assistance to you at any time.
They are particularly interested in drawing on the skills and experiences of our members to give short talks to their young people. They run guest speaker sessions throughout the year on diverse 'life skills' topics. We have already run a session on Helping your Learning to stick and have plans to run one on Social Media Skills. The sessions are usually an initial 45 minutes followed by a short break and then a final 45 minutes.
Suggested topics include Managing your money, Wellness, Team working, Leadership, Getting organised, but please do consider others. We're sure that the parents out there will be able to add to this list from experience . . .
If you can spare an evening and contribute to the development of young people, please email Pete Cureton firstname.lastname@example.org