Great Yarmouth’s TS Warrior Cadets to have summer camp after all following grant boost

Some of the cadets from TS Warrior, who are now able to go on summer camp. Picture: Ian Shearn

Some of the cadets from TS Warrior, who are now able to go on summer camp. Picture: Ian Shearn - Credit: Ian Shearn

A cadet group's annual summer camp has been salvaged by a last minute financial boost.

It had been feared that Great Yarmouth's TS Warrior Cadets would miss out on their annual trip, after a funding initiative it made use of was discontinued.

However, the trip to North Walsham is now going ahead as planned, after the troop was selected to receive £1,000 as part of Comic Relief's Community Cash scheme.

It would have been the first time in the group's history - which spans more than 20 years - that its cadets would not have gone on a summer camp.

Commanding officer Ian Shearn said: 'It was a huge relief to discover that we had received a grant. Some parents also dug in a little deeper to help too, so I'm really relieved.

'It would have been a massive shame for the trip to have been called off, for some of our cadets the camp is their only chance to get out and do something like it.'