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Hard-up Cadets in plea for lifeline.

A GROUP of sea cadets have been left stranded - without a proper home or minibus to carry on with their activities.

Pwllheli and Pen Llyen Sea Cadets - which cover an area from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno - almost sunk last year because of a lack of cash.

They presently meet at the Polish Centre in Penrhos, but are looking for a new home at the water's edge in Pwllheli.

The Cadets are taught sailing, the rudiments of building and maintaining boat engines, rock climbing and drills.

They have been loaned boats to carry on sailing but desperately need donations to buy lifejackets and help swell the group's coffers.

Cadets spokesman Des Jones said they had 19 Cadets but needed a mini-bus to take them to various activities.

He said: "Last year we nearly folded. We've recently been given boats from various businesses in and around Pwllheli. It's important to get the kids on the water."

Cadets commanding officer Bill Usher, 46, said: "We have had wet suits donated by Phil Goddard, of Pwllheli Watersports shop and Rock Powerboats have been doing the upkeep on a couple of our engines."

The Cadets is run as a charity and only receives a little support from the Royal Navy.

. ? Anybody wishing to help can contact Des Jones on 07810666863 or Bill Usher on 01758 720146.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 9, 2011
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