84 Sqn ATC Crest

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Finishing the Year on a High

On Sunday 18th December, Cadets and Staff from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron were on hand in Sainsbury's in Kenilworth to assist shoppers packing their bags at the end of the checkout. They worked in shifts throughout the day and managed to raise a whopping £731.44! 

The annual bag pack is the main fundraiser for the unit with the money going towards running costs of the Squadron owned minibus taking cadets to and from important events and activities as well as providing much needed resources to enhance the cadet experience. The relationship with Sainsbury's is strong and the staff look forward to having the cadets around as they keep the queues down and really assist shoppers with their goods. The number of comments on how smart and polite the cadets were was astounding and proved what a credit they are to the Squadron and the whole Corps. 

Flight Lieutenant Rosie Robinson, Commanding Officer was busy assisting with the count and said "I couldn't believe how generous members of the public were. We didn't expect to raise quite as much as we did with it being a whole week before Christmas and shorter Sunday trading hours. It really proves how welcomed and respected the cadets were and they have all done me proud. What a fantastic way to finish one of the best years for the Squadron!"

The Squadron is now closed for the Christmas period and will reopen for cadets on Sunday 8th January (staff meeting 4th Jan).

We wish you all a very merry festive season and a Happy New Year!