Every year the Swansea Sea Cadets and their officers assist the club with the running of the Singleton Show on the May bank holiday. This year the show was blessed with good weather and attracted a large number of visitors, so many that the carpark facilities in the school were pushed to the limit, with more cars than we have seen before.
Apart from some signage that we put up first thing in the morning, the cadets take full charge of the parking for the day. Unfortunately during their hard work, the youngsters also face some abuse by members of the public who consider them to be there to vent their frustrations on.
The cadet force is run as a charity, dependent on donations from sponsors and the general public. Swansea Historic Vehicle Register and Studt’s Fairs have always supported the cadets by means of a donation for their support on our event. Make no mistake, without their continued support, the Singleton show could not carry on, we do not have the member numbers to run the car parking side of the day.
Our annual donation was made on Monday the 2nd at the end of their evening Colours parade. Our cheque was presented to their Honorary Treasurer by committee member Neil Price. Neil thanked the cadets present, explaining how their contribution to the successful running of the Singleton show is very much appreciated and how we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.