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February 17, 2014

29 01 14 promoting cadets rotary pix dave henderson rotary club presROTARIANS in Staffordshire are all clued up on the role the county’s new young “force for good” are playing.

The Rotary Club of Burntwood and District were given a keynote speech by myself at its weekly meeting.

Promoting the growth of Staffordshire’s Young Police Cadets, I described the important role the service plays in the lives of youngsters taking part.

At the meeting at the Park Gate Inn in Cannock Wood, I highlighted the importance of the service and the need for funding: “The scheme’s all about encouraging young people to develop new skills and self-confidence in the service of communities.

“It isn’t about recruiting future police officers – it’s about developing young people and making a positive difference.

“Rotary clubs share this ethos through their worldwide community work, and it is a pleasure to speak to members.”

The Rotary Club of Burntwood and District – one of 33,000 clubs worldwide which are part of Rotary International – has been running since 1987 to fundraise and provide service to the community.

Club president David Henderson, pictured with Mrs Arnold, said: “At Burntwood Rotary Club we have always sought to support our local youth and the new Staffordshire Young Police Cadet Service is an excellent initiative to encourage voluntary community service.

“We wish Sue Arnold, and all of the cadets, the best of luck with this venture.”

Meanwhile a combined team of cadets made up from the Stafford and Cannock units were on display at the CountyShowground on for the Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS) Live event.

They performed a drill and handed out leaflets promoting a charity fund-raising concert by the British Police Symphony Orchestra in aid of the cadets at Lichfield Garrick Theatre on Saturday, April 12 at 7.30pm. For information visit

SCVYS Live celebrated the work of voluntary youth organisations across the county who provide positive activities for tens of thousands of youngsters every year. There were live performances and demonstrations by young people along with static displays, mini workshops and networking opportunities.

The cadets have been doing themselves, their units and their communities proud at events such as SCVYS Live.

The cadets’ service is funded through the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund which is a registered charity and has its own text message account on JustGiving.

Individuals can make donations of £2, £5, £10 or any other amount by texting ‘CDET17 £2 (or another amount)’ to 70070.

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