Huyton Air Cadets lend a hand at Dutch Farm

There seems to be no end to the list of activities you can get involved with as an air cadet, in addition to flying, shooting, Duke of Edinburgh and sport the Huyton cadets manage to find time to support the local community. 

This summer cadets of 1982 Huyton Air Cadets had the opportunity to volunteer at the YMCA Dutch Farm in Liverpool. The farm is home to a number of sustainable food and ecosystems projects which benefit both YMCA service users along with local community groups. 

CI Brannan, staff member from the cadets has watched the farm evolve over the last few years and was amazed at the hard work that has gone into developing the site, he said: “The staff and volunteers have created an environment which promotes health and wellbeing.” 

Luckily the weather was on our side so the cadets could get stuck into site maintenance, harvesting and planting crops all of which were greatly appreciated by the charity.

Corporal Hodgers reflecting on the day, said: “All of the cadets enjoyed volunteering at the farm, my personal highlight was learning about bio-diversity and building hedgehog houses out of recycled materials. We are looking forward to returning soon”.

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