Carrick Sea Cadets give a helping hand during Tall Ships

Captain (SCC) Richard Hoey RMR and daughter Alana enjoying the festival.  INCT 28-725-CON
Captain (SCC) Richard Hoey RMR and daughter Alana enjoying the festival. INCT 28-725-CON
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Sea Cadets from Carrickfergus were ready to give a helping hand during the Tall Ships festival earlier this month.

The Port of Belfast was the setting for the maritime event this year, with Sea Cadets one of the selected charities.

The Carrick unit were involved with collections, while staff helped out on board HMS Northumberland and with patrolling Belfast Harbour.

Neal Somerville, Sea Cadet development worker said: “This was a great opportunity for young people to get involved with a major event, and to have the Tall Ships back in Northern Ireland again has created a great atmosphere for the cadets as they prepared for the event.

“The cadets and staff have had a great time in Belfast, and we hope that this will help to show other young people what they too could gain from being involved with the Sea Cadets.”

Sea Cadet units across the Northern Ireland are currently recruiting young people aged between 10-18 and volunteers. To find your nearest unit go to www.sea-cadets.org