Cadets appeal for more adult volunteers to come forward

Army Cadet Force'Hayley Boulby
Army Cadet Force'Hayley Boulby
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cadets have made a call to arms for people to lend a hand and help run the force in Sheffield.

Members of the Norbury Hall detachment of the Army Cadet Force, in Little Roe Wood, Pitsmoor, are appealing for more adult volunteers.

The detachment is one of seven in and around Sheffield – including Birdwell, Endcliffe, Greenhill, Hillsborough, Manor Top and Somme – needing help to run weekend camps, adventure training and parade evenings, in addition to earning qualifications and awards.

Hayley Boulby, aged 13, a cadet who also attends Hinde House School in Shiregreen, said: “I love every minute of being a cadet and it’s all thanks to the instructors who give up their time for us.”

Fellow cadet Josh Turner, 15, who attends Firth Park Community Arts College, added: “The unit can only exist if we have enough adult volunteers, and the fewer we have the more we’ll struggle to be able to provide quality training and opportunities for other cadets like me.”

Volunteer Neil Bizzell, 34, a teacher at King Edward VII School in Broomhill, said: “It’s enormously rewarding and a great privilege. Besides having the opportunity to play a role in the development of young people, it’s also a terrific way to take part in exciting pursuits such as training weekends, rafting and rock climbing.”

For details, call 01377 253548.