During 2016, 351 Squadron were the local Co-Op stores charity of the year. Holding this position meant we would receive a donation from the societies members after the year. On Thursday, we welcomed Julie Gasper, the Society’s Business Support Manager & a member of the local team into the squadron to present us with our cheque.
The money is raised through their membership scheme and members of the local branch add to the fund, as and when they shop. As a squadron, we were extremely please and overwhelmed by the amount that the society has raised for us. The total figure we received was £741! A tremendous amount that will enable us to continue to improve the opportunities of our cadets & support the local community further. The money will be going toward some new sports & adventure training kit, enabling our cadet to be able explore the outdoors, develop map skills & work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
On behave of our officer commanding, Flt Lt Jon Evans RAF VR(T), all staff and cadets, we would like to say a huge thank-you to the society and its local members for gifting us this generous amount.