8 Dec 14

EDF Energy legacy fund donation goes to New Romney Sea Cadets

The funds have been used to buy six new canoes each with a paddle as well as waterproof jackets and helmets.

The money, more than £7000, comes from the company’s Sporting Legacy Fund which was set up after the London 2012 Olympics to capture the spirit of the Games.

EDF, of which EDF Energy is a UK subsidiary, was an official partner and electricity supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company supplied electricity to the Olympic Park which was backed by low-carbon nuclear and renewable sources.

Dungeness B power station director Martin Pearson, said, “We are delighted to be able to help the New Romney Sea Cadets in this way. I hope the new equipment not only helps make a difference to the existing members of the club, but also encourages some new ones.”

Thanks to the extra equipment, the New Romney Sea Cadets will be able to offer nationally recognised training to more young people in the Kent area. The qualification offered by the British Canoe Union will give them the option to progress to a leadership qualification, as well as go towards gaining a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Petty Officer Mark Godden, Officer in Charge of the New Romney sea cadets said: “This donation is very welcome and we would like to thank Dungeness B power station for this fantastic equipment. I hope the new opportunities that arise as a result will inspire new cadets from all across Kent.”