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Donation will aid Hounds for Heroes charity

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Following very successful fund raising efforts by the Islands Cadet forces for the Hounds for Heroes Charity during 2012, £5,000 has been raised to buy a puppy to be trained as an assistance dog for an injured military or service person.

Additional funds were donated to the charity at a cheque presentation on Wednesday 5 September 2012.

SSE Operations Manager Andy Brown presented a cheque to Hounds for Heroes patron and founder Allen Parton who was accompanied by his assistance dog EJ.

The cheque for £1,250 is part of a grant awarded to the region in proving an extremely high level of safety within the areas SSE work for.

Major Tim Fuller from C Company Army Cadet Force who works for SSE enabled the funds to be presented to Allen Parton following his involvement in the Connaught Trust Cadet Round Island Relay.

The cheque presentation took place in the presence of Officers, Cadets and Staff from C Company Army Cadet Force, TS Osborne and TS Royal George, Combined Cadet Forces from Cowes College and Ryde School, 1024 Squadron ATC Isle of Wight and the SSE work force.

Other fund raising events co-ordinated by the annual Cadet Round Island Relay founder Squadron Leader Mead of Cowes CCF this year have included a bag pack at Morrison’s Supermarket, fund raising on Wight Link Ferries and the Cadet Relay, which this year still went ahead during a weekend in April that proved to be one of the worst on record.

Donations collected from the Christmas tree lights display in Perowne Way also boosted the funds.

Squadron Leader Mead is delighted that the relay has been so successful in raising so much money for worthwhile causes. She hopes the working together of the Islands’ cadet forces will continue and prove beneficial to charities and young people involved in future fund raising events. As was her initial intention in 2010 when the first relay took place as part of the Cadet 150 celebrations.