Part of the nation's oldest nautical youth charity, the Tewkesbury Sea Cadets are a big part of their local community. Working with young people between the ages of 10 and 18, becoming a sea cadet provides children with the chance to learn new skills, be part of a team and work to a high level of personal conduct.

A grant of £2,235 was made from the Windsor Family Trust Fund to purchase a new sailing dinghy RS Quest. The dinghy is tailor-made for the cadets and will allow them to progress from beginner to instructor level, taking on additional responsibilities and learning how to teach.

The dinghy will also enable the organisation to begin generating income to support their future fundraising. Currently reliant on a membership scheme for income, the new dinghy will allow the Sea Cadets to gain its Royal Yachting Association Accreditation, allowing the group to host sailing weekends and paid courses.  The additional income that these weekends will provide will help the Sea Cadets become more financially self-sufficient and provide a sustainable funding base.

For more information about the Tewkesbury Sea Cadets please visit www.sea-cadets.org/TEWKESBURY