Cadets hit right notes for charity

Air Cadets from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron and 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron joined forces to perform a musical display to entertain the crowds gathered at Rothbury House.
Air Cadets from 2344 (Longbenton) Squadron and 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron joined forces to perform a musical display to entertain the crowds gathered at Rothbury House.
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AIR cadets struck the right note as they joined forces to raise money for a charity close to their heart.

The youngsters from 2344 (Longbenton) and 346 (Tynemouth) squadrons joined veterans and RAF personnel to raise funds for the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA).

They performed a musical display to entertain the crowds gathered at Rothbury House, in Rothbury.

Rothbury House, situation in the west end of the village, is now owned and managed as a convalescent home by the Royal Air Forces Association.

Cadet Sam Inns, 16, of Killingworth, said: “It was really good fun to perform to the crowds and show our appreciation.

“It is important that we help to care for those who have been prepared to die for us.”

Syd Graham, chairman of the RAFA Newcastle branch, said: “The cadets have done a marvellous job and we are all very thankful to them.

“We have been able to raise funds through the selfless generosity of the young cadets who have given their time to show their respect and support to veterans and current serving personnel.”

The RAFA’s mission is to ensure the sacrifice of people dedicating their lives to their country does not end in suffering, poverty or loneliness.

Support could be helping an injured airman fighting to get back on their feet, a child missing their parent on overseas operations, or a veteran needing a shoulder to lean on.

For more information about helping the RAFA, visit www.rafa.org.uk