Hertfordshire Army, Air and Sea Cadets thanked for helping Poppy Appeal (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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Cadets helped Royal British Legion raise £75,000 in 2012
Hertfordshire’s Army, Air and Sea Cadets are to be formally thanked for supporting the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2012 at an awards ceremony.
The Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire, the Countess of Verulam, will be presenting awards to individual cadets, cadet units and signed certificates of appreciation during the ceremony at Watford Football Club on March 2.
The cadets, as young as 11, helped to man the poppy collections for the Royal British Legion to show their support for the armed force family.
Together the cadets helped to raise £75,586.89, which is £15,000 more than last year and a record amount for the Hertfordshire Poppy Appeal.
Sam Jack, 25, is a Royal British Legion beneficiary and he will be giving a presentation on the support that he has received from the charity and how important the voluntary work of the cadets is in the community.
Sam, a former Hertfordshire Army Cadet, was shot in the head in May 2009 while on a six-month tour in Afghanistan. He suffered the loss of an eye and a serious brain injury.
The Legion was able to help by providing support and guidance to his family with their compensation claim.
Sam’s father Roger said: "Some of our heroes need all the help that they can get, both now and for the rest of their lives.
"The help of charities such as the Royal British Legion is making a dramatic difference to their rehabilitation and quality of life. It has helped our family and helps many other families in Hertfordshire."