Port Authority donation to Sea Cadets

Board Convenor Mr Mackie and board member Captain Middleton present the donation to Marlene Mowatt and Cadets Ellie Daniel, Bethany Watt and Ian Buchan
Board Convenor Mr Mackie and board member Captain Middleton present the donation to Marlene Mowatt and Cadets Ellie Daniel, Bethany Watt and Ian Buchan

Peterhead Port Authority have donated £4000 to the local Sea Cadets to help them with their refurbishment project.

The donation was presented to the group at the Peterhead Port Authorities Board meeting on Wednesday, December 18.

Marlene Mowatt, First Lieutenant of the Sea Cadets, said: “We currently have a big fundraising drive for our roofing project.

“We also plan to use the money to refurbish our classrooms and upgrade their facilities.

Marlene added: “Having support from the Port Authority Board is just fantastic for us.

“The donation is a huge boost for our campaign and we are very grateful for the support.

“Work that will take place because of this money will go on to help future generations.”

Peterhead Port Authority Chief Executive, John Wallace, said: “We are delighted to help any campaign of the Sea Cadets, and this year the money will help to refurbish their current premises.

“The Sea Cadets are what Peterhead is all about and what it aims to be.

“Every Christmas we give a donation to local causes, we started off with bottles of whisky and that changed to Donald Anderson’s books, and we wish him well.

“It was then suggested we make a donation and after discussions and help from Captain Middleton of the Marine Society, we decided to donate to the Sea Cadets.

Board Convenor Mr Mackie and board member Captain Middleton presented the Sea Cadets with their cheque.

The Sea Cadets, along with committee members, adult volunteers, parents and supporters, delivered 12,000 Christmas cards on Saturday, December 14 around Peterhead and managed to raise money towards their roofing fund through kind donations from residents.