10:49AM, Tuesday 04 August 2015
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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