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Audlem Fire Cadets' project in Africa

11th September 2008 @ 6:06am – by Audlem Webteam
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Isobel Sykes Cadet Leader, Matthew Turner and Naomi Brown, Audlem Fire Cadets have been chosen to go to Ghana, to represent Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS).

Mat and Naomi will be part of a team of 16 cadets supporting vital charity work and working closely with Ghana Outlook.

In 2005 and 2007 CFRS cadets helped to build two new schools in the rural areas of the Volta region of Ghana in West Africa and are now providing education to hundreds of children in and around the surrounding areas.

Now it is Naomi and Mat's turn, supported by Isobel, to work alongside other cadets and help build a new school in Adeklu Helepke.

The task is huge and Naomi, Mat and Audlem cadets have got to fund raise a huge amount of money – £7,000 by July 2009. Ideas so far are:

  • having monthly car washes at the local fire station.
  • car boot sales in the local area (donations of anything to sell would be most welcome – just take it along to the cadet unit on Monday evenings.)
  • a sponsored ladder climb, possibly in the New Year, and many more fundraising events.

Mat and Naomi add: "We would also welcome any educational material, sports equipment, books, pens, paper etc. as these items will be sent to Ghana prior to us going out there in July so that as soon as the building is finished, education can start straight away."

A third Audlem Fire Cadet, Connor Baxter, also got through the application and interview stages for selection to go to Ghana. Unfortunately, he will be 18 and ceases to be a cadet and, therefore, cannot go.

This is a truly inspirational project, developing these two cadets both personally and socially and promoting self discipline, teamwork and citizenship, while giving hundreds of children a chance of education, improving a community and reducing deprivation and poverty.

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