Ashington Sea Cadets recently held an open day to showcase their work in the town.

The Sea Cadets are based on Black Close Bank, next to the River Wansbeck, and the open day provided an opportunity to let people know of their activities as well as providing an opportunity for young people to join.  The event included a barbecue and fundraising activities and Ashington’s Civic Head, Cllr. Marjorie Chambers, went along to support the event (pictured).

Two of the Cadets – Luke Tait  and Jordan Peel – have recently received awards for their work. Luke has been a member of the Sea Cadets for a number of years and recently received a Bronze DofE award as well as becoming a Lord Lieutenant Cadet for Northumberland which he received from the Duchess of Northumberland. Jordan has also become a Lord Lieutenant and recently received this honour from Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.

Ashington Sea Cadets have also recently won the Stephenson Trophy for their outstanding work with the Cadets. The award covers the Northern Area which includes NE England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

For more information visit www.sea-cadets.org/ashington or call 01670 850 682.