Air Cadets Add Another String to Their Bow!

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Air Cadets Add Another String to Their Bow!
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Heather  Brown
by Heather Brown on 09 Feb 2012
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1986 (Wymondham) Air Cadets are looking forward to gaining new skills in archery following a successful application to The Norfolk Community Foundation who funded the purchase of archery equipment for the Cadets through the Norfolk Community Fund. In making the application, Mike Douglas, Chairman of the Civilian Committee for the Squadron, outlined how the purchase of the equipment would enable the Cadets to have the opportunity to try a new sport by adding archery to the current curriculum and the benefits this would bring to the youngsters in developing confidence and an interest in a sport that is not routinely available. It is hoped that the addition of the archery equipment will also attract more young people to join the Cadets and benefit from the wide variety of activities that are available to them. Mr Douglas said “we are delighted to have been successful in our application to the Foundation and wish to thank Grant Officer, Jenny Bevan for her guidance and assistance during the application process. I feel that this new activity will help to increase the knowledge, skills and spirit of adventure of the Cadets and other youth groups in the community.”

The grant will also enable four of the Leaders from the Squadron to train to be qualified instructors, ensuring that the Cadets learn to use the archery equipment safely and develop their archery techniques, and it is anticipated that the Squadron will then be able to offer archery sessions to other local youth groups who may be interested in trying this sport. Mr Douglas and his grandson, Cpl J Wellstead, collected the equipment from Clickers Archery Shop and are grateful to the Manager, Mr Graham Harris, for his assistance.

1986 (Wymondham) Air Cadets is open to anyone aged 13 to 19 years old and meet every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm. For more information, please contact Pilot Officer Offer on 01953 601210 on meeting evenings. For more information about the Norfolk Community Foundation please visit www.norfolkfoundation.com

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