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Mayor helps Cadet fundraisers

CASH BOOST ... from left, Colonel Chris Tearney, Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Eileen Leask, Mayoress Coun Olive Punchion, Lieutenant Andy Bex and Jarrow Detachment Instructor Kristopher Dods.

CASH BOOST ... from left, Colonel Chris Tearney, Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Eileen Leask, Mayoress Coun Olive Punchion, Lieutenant Andy Bex and Jarrow Detachment Instructor Kristopher Dods.

YOUNG cadets in South Tyneside got a helping hand to raise £1,100.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Eileen Leask, recently put her support behind a fundraising event held by Jarrow Detachment and A Company of Durham Army Cadet Force.

Coun Leask was accompanied by the Mayoress, Coun Olive Punchion during the fundraiser at Morrisons in Jarrow.

She said: “I’m a great believer in the Army Cadets, as they provide young people with a strong foundation to build upon in their young adult lives.

Kristopher Dods, Jarrow Detachment instructor said: “The Mayor and Mayoress being involved in supporting the event has helped to raise the profile of the cadet forces, and also enables more young individuals to see the positive work the cadet forces do in the borough.”

 

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