SFL Mobile Radio donates two-way radios to local Sea Cadets

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Posted 28 November 2016

SFL Mobile Radio is pleased to be supporting our local branches of the Sea Cadets in Hoylake and West Kirby, donating two-way radio equipment and £300.

The six portable GP340 Motorola radios and GM340 fixed radio will help to maintain and enhance safety during waterborne activities carried out by the Hoylake and West Kirby unit.

“We are delighted for the very generous donation from SFL Mobile Radio,” said Sub Lieutenant (SCC) Frank Smith RNR.

“Staying safe is always challenging and this equipment will ensure a safer environment for all,” he continued.

He also explained how learning to use the radios correctly can help the children to communicate more effectively. Sea Cadets are taught to use the phonetic alphabet, making communications clearer, particularly important in an emergency situation.

SFL director Karl Beach hands the cheque over to the Sea Cadets

SFL director Karl Beach hands the cheque over to the Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s oldest nautical youth charity. There are 400 Sea Cadet units across the UK, each with charitable status, enabling them to raise funds to meet their running costs.

The charity which works in partnership with the Royal Navy, aims to develop social skills and responsibility in young people as well as re-connecting them with their maritime heritage.

As well as taking part in activities such as rowing, sailing, power boating and the Duke of Edinburgh award, Sub Lieutenant Smith is keen to stress the importance of other skills the children take on board, sowing their badges on to uniforms they iron themselves, cooking and catering, engineering and navigation.

“Lots of these skills are simply not taught anywhere else. They are skills which help prepare the children for later life and adulthood,” he explained.

  • The Sea Cadets welcome donations, and any money donated can go straight to a unit to help towards its running costs, or the buying of life jackets, safety equipment, canoes, paddles etc.
  • For more information go to: http://www.sea-cadets.org/hoylake/home.aspx
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