Weymouth youths have been recognised for their key role in one of the biggest fundraising events in the Weymouth calendar.

The Weymouth Sea Cadets volunteered at the ‘Fayre in the Square’ charity event in Weymouth, where they helped collect donations from locals and visitors alike, and Weymouth Rotary – which runs the fayre – has donated £1,000 to the Sea Cadets in return.

The presentation evening was preceded by a parade followed by presentations of certificates and prizes to members.

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Rotary President Nominee, Richard Burgess said “Weymouth Rotary Club have always welcomed the Weymouth Sea Cadets Detachment at our annual Fayre in the Square charity fundraising event.

"The cadets were smartly turned out and immaculately well behaved, as well as being a great help to us in collecting money for local good causes.

“In recent years, their ‘conga’ in No1 Dress Uniform has been a much-loved feature too!”

Sub Lt (SCC) Sara Cornick RNR, Commanding Officer, said: “We are very grateful for the generosity of Weymouth Rotary Club.

"The donation will go towards helping our young people achieve nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as sailing, powerboating and offshore voyages, as well as resources for our twice-weekly skills sessions at the unit.

“Our cadets thoroughly enjoy helping out at ‘Fayre in the Square’ which is part of their community activity modules."

The ‘Fayre in the Square’ is an iconic Weymouth event which made its post-Covid return to Hope Square in May 2022. A host of live music was on offer catering to a whole variety of tastes alongside food and drinks stalls all aiming to raise money for charity.

Rotary President, David Langridge added: “We’re delighted to have been able to provide funding for yet another local charity; especially one that helps the next generation learn essential confidence and life skills."

The fayre will be returning to Hope Square in 2023 from Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28.

Weymouth Sea Cadets can be found at sea-cadets.org/weymouth and Weymouth Rotary via weymouthrotary.uk