Falklands : MPC THRIFT SHOP PRESENTS CHEQUE TO TS ENDURANCE
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 28.05.2011 (Current Article)
On Saturday the 28th May the MPC Thrift Shop presented a cheque for £1,750 to the cadets and CO of TS Endurance (Sea Cadets) based in Stanley.
The photo shows Ken Newton (CO if TS Endurance) stood next to the volunteers from the Thrift shop (Jane Crampton, Jessica Crampton, Sam Glarvey-Clarke, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Abby Rickman, Leila Law, Sue Brimble, Nikky Robson, Jo Williams & Sara Marsh). Kneeling down at the front of the cake stall with the sum donated written on their hands are Marine Cadet Codey Newman, LCpl Keelen Fiddes, Marine Cadets Meghan and Harrison Law and Able Cadet Michaela Clifford.
MPC THRIFT SHOP PRESENTS CHEQUE TO TS ENDURANCE
On Saturday the 28th May the MPC Thrift Shop presented a cheque for £1,750 to the cadets and CO of TS Endurance (Sea Cadets) based in Stanley. The money was the result of much hard work and dedication by the volunteers who run the shop, which has so far raised over £6,000 for various charities in the twelve months since its opening. The presentation was the highlight of a day in which cakes, drinks and ‘buy two get one free’ offers drew in customers aplenty.
Ken Newton (CO of TS Endurance) was the grateful recipient of the money, which will be put towards the purchase cost of a new minibus for the group, allowing the cadets the ability to travel around the islands and broaden their experiences as a result.
The store, which relies on donations in order to operate has been a huge success since its opening, and provides an invaluable service to the families of MPC and the wider islands alike. Selling all manner of clothing, books, toys and household goods, donations are always gratefully received with all money going to good causes, the next of which will be Children’s Hospices UK.