Cadets host vintage fun day

vintage fun day
vintage fun day

The East Riding Air Cadets Squadron 873 are holding their second annual Fun Day on the Driffield Showground on Bank Holiday Monday May 6, with a vintage theme.

There will be lots of interesting exhibits, vintage clothing and homewares stalls, tractors, classic cars and bikes, milkshake bar, as well as the usual popular attractions of the dog show, craft market, car boot, dance displays, kids rides, climbing tower, bungees, free childrens competitions, tug-o-war and lots more.

This event is the main fundraiser for the ATC Welfare Fund which enables the continued running of the air cadets, enabling local young people to participate in air training, sports and fitness, camps, socials, helping in the community, and working towards Duke of Edinburgh Awards, which can help enhance skills, CVs and employability in todays challenging economy.

Staff believe that the air cadet experience should be accessible all young people, no matter what there financial circumstances may be, and help is available to families as necessary with costs towards camps or activities.

Also on the cadets agenda for the coming year is an expedition to The Gambia, West Africa where they will be helping an education charity G.E.T.S uk who run the Sunrise Centre, providing skills training for young people who were not able to access school as children, and a nursery school, in a very poor community.

The cadets have been raising money to provide a sports court floor in the grounds of the centre so that the skills students can participate in volleyball, 5 a side football, and basketball.

Squadron leader Adey Hanrahan visited the project recently with Civilian Committee Chair, Angela Longoni-Sarr, who has been supporting the charity for many years following a family holiday in The Gambia in 1996.

When Angela saw life behind the tourist scene she wanted to do something to help, particularly regarding children without schooling due to poverty, and together with another like minded family, helped set up the charity.

Other local charities involved with the Driffield Vintage Fair are The East Riding Retired Greyhounds Trust, The Engine Club, Thoroughbreds Car Club, Driffield Male Voice Choir and The Lions.

Entry is Adults £2.50, Children and concessions, £1.50. Special offer half price pre-booked family tickets are available from Beverley Tourist Information Offices and other outlets. Details email jwilsonwalker@live.com or phone 07950 255577.