Cadets from across Lancashire were honoured for their efforts supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal recently at an evening reception hosted at Kimberley Barracks, Preston and attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth.
For around 15 years now the Lord Lieutenant has headed up the ‘Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Poppy Appeal Awards’, a competition between the Cadet Services that provides for inter-service healthy competition but more importantly provides a boost to help support fundraising for the Poppy Appeal. Cadets from the Army, Sea and Air Cadets were present on the evening representing Cadet units from across Lancashire. Lord Shuttleworth presented various awards to top fundraising Cadets and units from each of the Cadet services and also an overall individual Cadet and Cadet unit award.
The Lord Lieutenant attended with his wife, Lady Shuttleworth, Mayors, Mayoresses and their representatives from across Lancashire and the Assistant Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary Peter White who presented the Chief Constable’s Endeavour Award at the Awards evening on Monday 23rd April 2012.
Cadet Stephen Carr and Cadet Joshua Stretton represented 967 (BAe Warton) Squadron as they were the two top fundraisers during the 2011 Poppy Appeal. Stephen raised a fantastic £631.01 and topped the fundraising table for the Squadron. Joshua managed to raise £460.99. Two fantastic totals that contributed toward the Squadron total for the Poppy Appeal of £4279.51. Flt Lt Steve Faulkner, OC 967 Sqn commented
“It is always an honour to support the work of the Royal British Legion especially through the Poppy Appeal. Getting involved in the Lord Lieutenant’s Poppy Appeal Awards adds that extra touch and incentive for the Cadets and I am immensily proud of the work that the Cadets do every year to support the Poppy Appeal. The amount the Squadron raised this last year is phenominal and everyone involved should be justly proud of their work supporting the RBL”
Pictured at the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire’s Poppy Appeal Awards night and from left to right, Cdt Stephen Carr, Flt Lt Steve Faulkner, Cdt Joshua Stretton.
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Service charity. They provide practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.