The Volunteer Cadet Corps is fortunate enough to be supported by a number of organisations but we are particularly proud of the relationship with The Connaught Trust. The Trust has graciously awarded a number of grants in support of VCC activities and recently contributed towards the funding new instruments for our Cadet Band in Gosport, which would have a hugely positive impact on our cadet’s musical development and allow younger members to embark on their musical journey but also to procure handheld radios and an associated VHF licence which will be used during weekend field exercises and other occasions such as when the VCC attends summer shows and charitable events, as well as Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and when in convoy on long journeys.
Please visit their website to learn about the fascinating history of the Trust but also see how they have helped so many cadets and reservists in the Hampshire and IOW area achieve their potential over the years.
We extend our continued thanks to the Trustees of the Connaught Trust and look forward to developing our partnership further.
Capt (VCC) Louis Colpitts, Executive Officer (Support) said “We at the VCC passionately believe that children should have the opportunity to become involved in music and reap the benefits of playing an instrument, with all of the educational positives that follow. The generous grant allows our young people the opportunity to learn a musical instrument provides them with many important life skills, such as patience, perseverance, confidence, and self-discipline, all of which will put them in good stead well into their adult lives.”