HeliOperations was delighted to provide a new laptop computer to the Portland Sea Cadets. The Cadets were badly in need of the computer to allow them to set up their classrooms with the IT required to deliver the Cadet’s training programme.
Mick Sherry, HeliOperations’ Base Manager at Portland, made the presentation at the Unit Headquarters in December. Mick, who served in the Royal Navy, explained to the Cadets that both his children had been Sea Cadets so he knew what great opportunities the organisation was able to give young people, and how those experiences can shape individuals for later life.
Portland Sea Cadets’ Commanding Officer, Lt Rachel Harris, said: ‘The donation of the laptop will allow us to improve significantly the effectiveness of how we deliver training and the personal development opportunities to the young people of Portland. We are extremely grateful for the support given to us by HeliOperations.’
Portland Sea Cadets is part of the National Sea Cadet youth charity, which offers water-based and land-based adventure to young people aged 10 to 18, at 400 units across the country. They offer sailing, rowing, power boating, rock-climbing, marine engineering, first aid, and many other activities, boosting young people’s confidence as they earn nationally recognised qualifications.