Somerset Freemasons give generous donation to Weston-super-Mare Sea Cadets

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 May 2017

Weston Sea Cadets chairman Mr D Wootton receiving the cheque from Wessex Lodge 4093.

Weston Sea Cadets chairman Mr D Wootton receiving the cheque from Wessex Lodge 4093.

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The Weston-super-Mare branch of the Somerset Freemasons has presented a sea cadet unit with thousands of pounds.

The Weston Sea Cadets gave a presentation to the Freemasons’ Wessex Lodge about the cadets going on a week-long voyage on an off-shore vessel.

Youngsters from the unit can go and earn additional qualifications in sail and power as well as gain vital life skills, including teamwork, commitment and courage.

Following the presentation, the group chose the unit as its charity for this year and donated £3,000 to help them with their courses.

Members of Wessex Lodge presented the cheque to some of the cadets last week.

Sea cadet spokesman Davinia Tippett said: “The donation will have a big impact on the cadets which might not usually be able to go on these courses due to the cost.

“We are extremely grateful for the donation and will be sure to put it to great use.”

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