The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has contributed £4800 towards the costs of a minibus for 99 (Folkestone) Squadron RAF Air Cadets. The money is in addition to funds raised by the cadets themselves.
Prior to funding being made available for a minibus the squadron relied upon parents and volunteers driving to events across the South East and in London. Some of the cadets also undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award so need to travel further afield for expeditions.
As well as a vital mode of transport, the minibus is a safe place for some of the cadets who have learning difficulties such as autism. They know it is somewhere they can seek sanctuary at busy events.
There are over 1000 squadrons of RAF Air Cadets across the country, all run by volunteers. It gives young people hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop their skills to help them succeed in whatever they want to do.