We have recently provided Exmouth’s Community Cadets with sponsorship to provide them with new safety boots enabling them to complete their uniforms and carry out their activities in safety.

The cadets scheme gives Year 9 and 10 students the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities working with the emergency services in the local community with the aim of developing valuable skills for life.

It is run in partnership between Exmouth Community College, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and Devon & Cornwall Police. Established four years ago, the scheme has gone from strength to strength in the last 18 months with the introduction of a new qualification. EuroTech has very close links with Exmouth Community College as many of our employees studied there themselves and/or have children there at the moment.

Some of the Exmouth Community Cadets recently visited EuroTech to meet David Douglas and for a tour of the factory

Some of the Exmouth Community Cadets recently visited EuroTech to meet David Douglas and for a tour of the factory

Managing Director David Douglas commented “We are pleased to be able to support the Exmouth Community Cadets and the organisations behind the scheme. This is an excellent way to engage young people in the community and to help them develop to achieve their potential.”

Some of the cadets, accompanied by representative’s from the Fire and Police services, recently visited EuroTech to meet David Douglas and for a tour of the factory which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Communities Officer Matthew Reece, of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said: “Having worked closely with EuroTech in the past, I had an understanding of their commitment to the local community and to the development of young people within it.

“When I approached them and explained how our cadet scheme worked and the positive steps our young people were taking for their community and their future, Mr Douglas was kind enough to make a contribution towards their efforts by sponsoring the cadets with the provision of their safety boots.

“It is gestures such as these which help us to ensure that our cadets have the correct equipment to carry out their duties in a safe manner whilst also ensuring that they are able to represent our organisations smartly and professionally when undertaking activities within our local community.

“It is a pleasure to see such a well-known and established local business recognising the efforts and value that is gained by schemes like the community cadets, and supporting its continuation in such a proactive way.”

Photo by Simon Horn, Exmouth Journal

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