Posted by iain ramsay on Oct 17, 2019
President Elaine has been out and about presenting cheques to people again
These lucky recipients who got in touch with the club with their requests included Thurrock Sea Cadets, The Majko School of Irish Dancing and Batias, The Independent Advocacy Scheme
On Monday 30th September President Elaine visited the training ship Dragon. She presented a cheque was to help with the purchase of a mini bus. The unit competes in many activities and transport is always a challenge so at the moment fund raising for this item is a major item. Elaine arrived as agreed towards the end of the evening and watched as the lowering of the flag and associated events occurred. The picture shows Elaine handing the cheque to the civilian support chairperson Sue Merrin. Sue is the chair of the civilian team (UMT) which manages the assets to allow the young cadets to get the most of their time at the unit. President Elaine commented “ she was pleased to visit the t/s Dragon and see what occurs. She hoped the cheque would help the Sea cadets reach their target which would enable them to purchase the mini bus”.
and here are Elaine and Laura Majko form the Irish School of Dancing receiving their £200 to help with the cost of their club's 40th celebrations
and here is Daniel receiving his £50 which he will put towards his Level 2 Advocacy Training through Batias The Independent Advocacy Service who run Zero Five which is a social club for 70 people with learning disabilities. The club is facilitated by BATIAS staff but is run weekly by the member volunteers.  
BATIAS: empowering people to lead a full and active life that reflects personal choice