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Sea Cadets celebrate new boats

By Gemma Constable

Members of The Dannyboy Trust with Sheppey Sea Cadets and their new boat

Sheppey Sea Cadets have been able to buy three boats thanks to a generous donation from an Island charity.

The Dannyboy Trust (DBT) has given the unit £1,750 to purchase three yoles – a specific craft which will allow them to train to award British Rowing qualifications.

The sea cadets had already raised £2,000 towards the cost of the three boats and applied to the DBT for the remainder of the money.

DBT was set up in memory of Sheppey soldier Daniel Holkham, who died while on duty in Afghanistan in March, 2010.

Members of the trust visited the unit’s headquarters to watch the cadets in training.

The three yoles have been named after the DBT.

CPO Fiona Louch said: “We named the boats after the trust to ensure this generosity would be continually remembered.

“We would like to thank the DBT for supporting us in our aim to provide the maximum opportunities for the cadets.

“The yoles have already been, and will continue to be a very well used and a much needed asset of Sheppey Sea Cadet Unit and the wider sea cadet community.”

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