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Book sale raises funds to help Sea Cadets keep its home

Book sale raises funds to help Sea Cadets keep its home

Tara O'Connor

Book sale raises funds to help Sea Cadets keep its home

A junior sea cadet teamed up with her grandad to raise money for her unit with a book sale.


Eloise Sharkey held the used book sale with grandad John Shea at Windsor Royal Shopping.

The stall proved popular with shoppers and tourists helping Eloise to raise £119, which will go towards Windsor and Eton Sea Cadets’ efforts to renew the lease of the unit’s building in Stovell Road.

The 11-year-old said: "The sea cadets is awesome, great fun with lots to learn and the water activities are brilliant."

Grandad John helped out and took round a collection bucket on Sunday, July 26.

He said: "I am very proud of Eloise and it's a great achievement for her."

The Windsor and Eton Sea Cadets initially received a £65,000 quote from the Royal Borough for a 30-year lease for the building.

After lobbying local councillors, the group was issued a revised quote of £50,000 for a 125-year lease.

Members and supporters of the unit are working hard to raise the money by March next year, with the total currently standing at just over £22,000.

Click here to donate to the cause.

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