Air cadets swoop in with show of support for TCCL

John Walker of TCCL, centre, is pictured receiving the cheque from St Andrews Air Cadets
John Walker of TCCL, centre, is pictured receiving the cheque from St Andrews Air Cadets

Cadets from 2435( St Andrews) Squadron, Air Training Corps, have shown their support for children’s cancer charity TCCL and its plans for a holiday lodge in the town.

The £500,000 fundraising campaign by Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukeaemia (TCCL) has resulted in the charity buying a property in St Andrews which is is currently in the process of renovating before inviting its first families later this year.

Colin Acland from the Air Training Corps, said: “The donation of £250 was raised from various sources by the cadets including bag packing in local supermarkets.

Speaking about the donation the squadron commander, Warrant Officer Mark Mclaughlan said: “Cancer in any form is a terrible disease to face not only as an individual but as a family. As an organisation we are only too happy to support a charity which can make a difficult time a little easier for families to cope with.”

Cadet Sergeant Harry Morris echoed Mark’s comments, saying: “Collecting and making donations is important as it helps to raise our awareness as cadets of other people’s problems and concerns and shows us how our continuing citizenship training works in a practical sense.

Colin added: “The squadron is always actively recruiting and if you are between 12 and 16, and look to take part in flying, gliding and adventure training the Air Training Corps could be for you.

“Meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Wyvern House, City Road St Andrews, and if interested you can visit us without appointment on either one of those nights.”

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