Volunteers needed to help run sea cadets

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A seafaring unit is calling on the help of the public to boost its volunteer numbers.

Hebburn Sea Cadets is on the lookout for people willing to donate their time to helping young people in the world of nautical adventure.

The unit is based at Mountbatten Memorial Building in Prince Consort Road and provides a place for those aged 10-18 years old to challenge themselves and develop themselves through activities based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy.

The volunteers will be needed to help run the unit with a range of positions available from working directly with the cadets to behind the scenes management.

Volunteer George Heron said: “I’ve been volunteering for 18 months and now have three nationally-recognised qualifications.

“I have also been offered free training which has equipped me with the skills I need to give our cadets a fantastic experience. 

“Working full time and having a family means I am busy, but volunteering in this way with my free time is so rewarding.”

George Bone, Chair of Hebburn Sea Cadets, said: “We need the help of local people who are happy to roll up their sleeves, get involved and potentially make a huge positive difference to the lives of lots of young people from our region.

“We have lots of uniformed and non-uniformed roles ranging from working directly with the cadets to behind the scenes management.

“You don’t need experience to join us as full training is provided. Everyone has a part to play to ensure young people get the best possible head start in life.”

For more information visit www.sea-cadets.org/hebburnsunderland