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Caring cadets take to the streets for the ‘Wings Appeal'

Caring cadets collected hundreds of pounds to support war heroes and their families when they hit the streets of Nuneaton and Bedworth.

Members of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, collecting in Nuneaton for the RAFA Wings Appeal

Royal Air Force veterans and the Air Cadets of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron were out in force in the centre of Nuneaton and Bedworth urging shoppers to dig deep into their pockets and make a donation.

The collection was part of the `Battle of Britain Wings Appeal' by the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) which provides help and support for former members of the RAF.

In total the group of young people and RAFA members managed to raise £805.17 for the annual appeal and would now like to send out their thanks to everyone who so generously donated.

Showing how much the younger generation cares, Royal Air Force Air Cadet Hollie Farmer collects a donation from two of Nuneaton youngsters

With 80,000 members and 500 branches in the UK, Europe and beyond the RAFA needs all the help it can get and the local young people were determined to do their bit.

Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks, Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron, said: "We are delighted to have been able to help the Coventry Branch Royal Air Forces Association with this year’s Wings Appeal and demonstrate the commitment of the Squadron as a whole to our work with ex service organisations within our community."

He added, “Last year the Nuneaton cadets won the prestigious RAFA Coventry Branch Wings Appeal Trophy, which is awarded to the Coventry area Air Cadet Unit that raises the most money during the street collections, for the seventh year in succession”.

“So this year we were extremely proud to have the RAFA Coventry Branch Wings Appeal Trophy on display on the stand during the street collection in the market place by way of a massive thank you to the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth who have given so generously to the RAFA Wings Appeal for so many years”.

David Palmer (Chairman Coventry branch RAFA), Jim Taylor (RAF Veteran) and Flying Officer Edward Carr RAFVR(T) of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron thank the people of Nuneaton as they display the Wings Appeal Trophy to members of the public who so generously contributed to the RAFA Wings Appeal.

Dave Palmer, chairman of the RAFA Coventry Branch, said: "I would like to convey my thanks to all the cadets that turned out for this year’s RAFA Wings Appeal Collection. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth for their generosity and support for the RAFA."

Anyone who missed the opportunity to donate to the RAFA’s ` Wings Appeal' may still do so by visiting http://www.rafa.org.uk/wanttohelp-wingsappeal.asp

 

 


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