Mr. Gordon Ferguson owner/manager of Cherry Tree Lodge Retirement Home presenting 2nd cheque to the Southport Sea Cadets, from funds raised at two events this year at the home, and a third cheque to make up the difference, in allowing them to now be able to pay for their first boat, which will be named MAY101 after the most senior resident in Cherry Tree Lodge.

Please click link below to view video of 2 minute cadet speech


Southport Sea Cadets was founded in 1942 as part of the Navy League and was held at various places around Southport and Birkdale until 1962 when they got a permanent home in an old church building at 112 Norwood Road. Southport. They are Training Ship Active and a registered charity.

The equipment and running of the premises they use, cost over £15,000 a year, so the 20 volunteers they presently have are kept busy all year long raising funds. Uniforms are supplied by the M.O.D.

At this time they have 40 Cadets between the ages of 10 and 18 and are looking to recruit more.

The 20 volunteers are all C.R.B. checked and qualified in many different things like water sports, football, cooking and first aid to name a few. All Cadets are encouraged to take nationally recognized qualifications including the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The weekly cost to join the group is £2. There is a deposit only payment, of £10 for the uniform.

Mr. Ferguson strongly believes that everyone should be doing more to support, not only the Sea Cadets but all youth groups in our area and hopes that other businesses will come on board. All money and time spent will be well worth the effort. Just look at those happy faces.

If you would like to help the Southport Sea Cadets or enroll a young person;-

Contact details are

(Sea Cadets) Mr. Tim Petford Tel 07979475037 Email

Cherry Tree Lodge Retirement Home, Knowsley Road, Southport PR9 0HF

Mr. Gordon Ferguson Tel. 01704 534699



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