Air Cadets Get Flying Start to New Year.

The 1315 (Kidlington) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets are celebrating after receiving a £2,000 donation following our appeal to nominate a local good cause.

In the run up to Christmas, we asked visitors to our Hanborough Gate show home to suggest groups, individuals or organisations they believed deserved to be recognised for their positive impact on local communities.

“We asked people to come forward and suggest local good causes which they thought deserved an early boost in the New Year,” said our Managing Director, Graham Flint.

“We’re delighted to be giving the money to the air cadets as we know the work they do helps local young people to develop leadership skills, gain confidence and improve their lives,” he added.

Originally founded in 1941, today there are more than 1,000 Air Cadets’ squadrons with more than 50,000 cadets and volunteer staff taking part in exciting events all over the country.

“We feel truly privileged to be the recipients of this fantastic award from Pye Homes,” said Flying Officer AI Young.

“We plan to use the funds to purchase leading-edge training equipment that we can use in a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and leadership-based activities that will benefit all of our cadets, both female and male, from all backgrounds, and across the 12-18 age range that we cater for.

“This will undoubtedly reinforce our position as the youth organisation of choice for Kidlington and its surrounding villages, and help us to continue to inspire local kids to go beyond their comfort zone, learn new skills for life and for work, and to contribute to their communities – whilst having fun!” he added.

Flying Officer Al and a few lucky cadets were invited to our show home at Hanborough Gate to be presented with their cheque.

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