Sandy Cadets Support Help for Heroes

On Saturday 15th December, Sandy Air Cadets raised a total of £1332.53 for Help for Heroes at Kings Cross Station, London.

The cadet travelled early in the morning from Sandy train station to Kings Cross to begin the collection, which was organised by Squadron Civilian Committee member, Mr Phil Heath, who works for Network Rail, and Flight Lieutenant Geoff Matthews RAF VR(T).

The cadets were collecting throughout the day, and selling the Help for Heroes branded wristbands, to rail passengers passing through the station from across the country, many of which were incredibly supportive. The funds raised will go towards one of the many initiatives run by Help for Heroes to support injured and sick Service personnel, veterans, and their families.

Cadet Callan Whitbread (15) said, “It’s been incredible the amount of support we were given today, collecting for Help for Heroes. I’ve really enjoyed collecting for the charity”.

Flight Lieutenant Geoff Matthews also commented, “Were all really glad to be supporting Help for Heroes, which provide so much support to the needs of injured service personnel and their families. The cadets have done a tremendous job all day and have been very well received by member of the public”.

The Squadron would like to thank Network Rail for their support in arranging the collection, First Capital Connect for providing free rail tickets, and the tremendous support of the Kings Cross staff throughout the day, including the British Transport Police on duty at Kings Cross.

22 (Sandy) Squadron Air Cadets