Sea Cadets received C100 funding
8 May 2014
The Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadets received £1,685 funding from the Cornwall Community Foundation’s business arm to improve their building. Cornwall 100 Club Member Jacqui Walls, Editor of the West Briton and the Cornishman, visited the Cadets in Penryn and presented the cheque on 1 May 2014.
The Sea Cadets raised £80k in 2009/10 towards reroofing their building and installed central heating. They now want to finish the refurbishment by installing PV solar panels on their roof and dry lining the internal walls that are currently single block.
At present they have large monthly gas and electric bills and the building is often cold and damp – it has been a constant struggle to heat the building when the cadets are using it. They would like to lower their bills and reduce their carbon footprint at the same time.
The support from the Cornwall 100 Club will help to have a warm building to work in, to reduce monthly outgoings on heating/hot water and free up more money for courses.
Gill Grant, Chair of the Committee, said "The Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadets are very grateful to the CCF for their generous grant, which will go towards the last stage of the refurbishment of the building."Back