Shoreham air cadets rewarded for community service

Adur East Lions president Jim Pummell and member Susan Saunders present certificates to air cadets Daniel Porter and Stacey Harrington
Adur East Lions president Jim Pummell and member Susan Saunders present certificates to air cadets Daniel Porter and Stacey Harrington

TWO air cadets’ dedication to community service has earned them an award from Adur East Lions Club.

Cadet Sergeant Daniel Porter, 18, and Cadet Stacey Harrington, 16, helped various causes in the area, volunteering for school revision classes, organising fundraising events and supporting young people with behavioural and learning difficulties.

The 1440 (Shoreham) Squadron members were presented with Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards, having completed more than 200 hours of community service during 2015.

President Jim Pummell and Lion Susan Saunders handed over certificates and congratulatory letters at the Cadet Centre, in Eastern Avenue, Shoreham, on behalf of Lions International president Dr Jitsuhiro Yamada.

Mr Pummell said: “It’s a brilliant achievement by both the cadets.”

Stacey received a gold award and Daniel received silver, the first of their kind to be given out by Adur East Lions.

Flight Lieutenant Rich Sage, the squadron’s commanding officer, said: “The cadets at the squadron do so many fantastic things towards helping others in their local community, so it’s great to see this recognised formally.”

The ceremony was attended by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, who spoke highly of young people today, volunteering to help others.

The squadron plans to enrol more cadets in the Young Leaders in Service programme and is looking to expand its community involvement during 2016.

Run entirely by adult volunteers, the squadron is keen to recruit new cadets from school year eight onwards, as well as more helpers. Call 01273 464382 or email 1440@aircadets.org for more information.

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