Arbroath Sea Cadets have received £2,000 from the STV Appeal 2014.
The appeal aims to make a difference in the lives of the 220,000 young people across Scotland who live in poverty. According to the Campaign to End Child Poverty’s figures 19.32 per cent of young people in Arbroath West and Letham, and 28.3 per cent in East and Lunan live in poverty after housing costs. Arbroath Unit are part of the Sea Cadet organisation, working with young people between the ages of 10 and 17 to promote learning and activities around a nautical theme. The Junior and Senior Cadets meet for parade twice a week at Training Ship Arbroath where they learn new skills, make new friends and prepare for the many weekend opportunities that take place across Scotland and beyond.
Secretary of Arbroath Sea Cadets Neil Sangster said: “The unit is extremely grateful to the STV Appeal for their generous grant. This will help the unit give more cadets the opportunity to do boating courses both locally and further afield, which help develop skills and independence in a safe and structured way.”
Rob Woodward, STV CEO and trustee of the STV Appeal, said: “The money donated to the STV Appeal remains in Scotland and will help bring about a positive change to the lives of vulnerable children and young people on our doorstep. With the help of the extraordinary fund-raising efforts taking place in communities across the country we have raised an incredible £2.6 million in 2014 allowing us to make grants to 297 projects.”