The Warsash Sea Cadets have unveiled their new safety boat after they were awarded £4,999 from Fareham Borough Council's Community Fund.
The cadets, based at the Warsash Maritime Academy, applied for the funding to help towards the cost of the £19,000 safety boat. They also received £8,000 from Sport England, £4,000 from Connaught Trust and they raised £2,000 themselves.
The Warsash Sea Cadet unit has over 100 cadets and volunteers. The new safety boat will enable them to operate a safer programme and will mean that the number of cadets who can participate at any one session will double. It will also serve as a back-up for the current boat and will mean that the unit can provide safety coverage at local community boating events, including the annual Hamble Raid and local regattas.
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Sue Bell said: "This new safety boat will make a huge difference to the Warsash Sea Cadets and will mean that they can all take part in a wider range of activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking and rowing."
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