Preston Sea Cadets are celebrating after receiving a donation of three secure storage containers while building work takes place at its headquarters.Advertisement
The youth organisation faced losing essential equipment as its existing building was deemed unsafe for use.
However, Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of secure storage containers and portable site accommodation, came to the rescue.
The company provided three secure storage units as its current base, a former First World War hospital, is being demolished.
After hearing of the situation facing the the youth organisation, Mobile Mini contacted the chairman of Preston Sea Cadets, Steve Hills, to see if they could help.
As part of its Community Involvement Programme, which supports non-profit or voluntary organisations, the containers were hired free of charge for the first six months.
Steve Hills, Chairman of Preston Sea Cadets, said: “The containers are an essential part of our plan to clear and move away from the old building, a process resulting in the loss of storage areas for uniforms and the array of training equipment required for our activities.
“Having the units means the equipment used for education and training remains onsite, ensuring the group’s survival.
“The support of Mobile Mini has been invaluable, allowing us to focus on the task in hand and not on the cost.”
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The containers have been supplied with shelving and lighting to suit the needs of the Sea Cadets, and will be used to store anything from outward bounds equipment, to canoes and even sailing boats.
Once the move is completed, Preston Sea Cadets will have a specially designed centre in which it can continue to provide academic and vocational training to young people aged 10 to 18.
Clint Thomas, Liverpool branch manager for Mobile Mini, said: “It’s brilliant to be able to support the Preston Sea Cadets and ensure that the great work the organisation does for young people can continue.”
You can keep up to date with Preston Sea Cadets on their website, Twitter account, and Facebook account.
You can also stay up to date with Mobile Mini by their website.
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