Rubery cadets raise over £1,000 on sleep out for homeless veterans - The Bromsgrove Standard

Rubery cadets raise over £1,000 on sleep out for homeless veterans

Bromsgrove Editorial 26th Mar, 2024   0

A TROOP of Rubery army cadets and their instructors have swapped their beds for sleeping bags to raise vital funds and awareness for over 6,000 veterans experiencing homelessness in the UK.

A total of 20 cadets, aged between 12 and 15 years-old, left their lovely warm houses to sleep in tents on a cold dark night on Saturday, March 23 – as part of the Great Tommy Sleep Out.

The cadets camped at Pikes Pool Scout Site in Bromsgrove, which was offered to them free of charge by Blackwell Adventure in support of the worthy cause.

A total of £1,120 has been raised by the Rubery Troops at the time of publication, smashing their initial £200 target.

The Royal British Legion will now use the funds to provide safe, warm housing and to ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to gain employment regardless of health conditions or disability.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Army Cadet Force said: “For our cadets this was a tough and new experience, as many have never slept out this early in the year.

“We would like to thank Pikes Pool Scout Site in Bromsgrove for allowing us to use their site.

“Please help us to raise much needed funds for this incredible cause, we are eternally grateful to anyone who contributes.”

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