Ardrossan PhotographsThe first recipients of a cheque for £300 were the Ardrossan Sea Cadets on 10 December 2008.
The Sea Cadet Corps is a national organisation for the development of young people. Its rank structure is modelled on that of the Royal Navy, giving Cadets an opportunity to progress and take up positions of responsibility as they acquire skills and seniority. On reaching 18, many Cadets choose to stay on as adult instructors. The remit of the Sea Cadets is to provide fun, friendship, adventure and learning new skills based on waterborne and land based activities. Cadets also participate in community events such as bag packing for charity, HMS Dasher Memorial and Remembrance Sunday.
On 1 June 2009, Ardrossan Air Training Corps were presented with a cheque for £300.
The Air Training Corps is a national organisation for the development of young people. The cadets take part in a wide range of activities including flying, gliding, shooting, hill walking, rock climbing, absailing and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Cadets also participate in community events such as bag packing for charity and Remembrance Sunday.
The Harbour Centre was presented with a cheque for £300 on 3 March 2010.
The Harbour Centre is run by Alzheimer Scotland which helps people with dementia, their carers and families. It offers day care, carer education, a carer support group and an information and advice service. Day care gives people the chance to socialise and enjoy activities and outings and gives carers a break. Carer education helps carers learn more about the illness and how to cope. More information can be seen at www.AlzScot.org.
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