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Second Lieutenant Clare Wookey with daughter, Kayleigh Adams, 16

Second Lieutenant Clare Wookey with daughter, Kayleigh Adams, 16

A mother and daughter from Bourne are appealing for everyone to find out more about joining them in the Army Cadet Force

The Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force is appealing for more adults to volunteer as instructors and will be holding an open day on tomrrow at Sobraon Barracks, Lincoln, between 10am and 1pm.

Army Cadet Force instructors and officers from the county’s 33 cadet detachments will be at the open day to give an insight into volunteering.

Second Lieutenant Clare Wookey, 42, from Bourne, is an education commissioner at Peterborough Local Authority and has been volunteering with the Army Cadet Force since 2008. Her daughter, Kayleigh Adams, 16, joined as a cadet at the same time and they both attend the Bourne detachment.

Claire said: “The Army Cadet Force has given us both a great deal of enjoyment and opened up many opportunities. We’ve met lots of new people and I’ve got a lot out of the training the cadets have offered me.

“Through the cadets, my daughter completed a silver Duke of Edinburgh award, a BTEC in public services and a first aid qualification.

“Being a cadet allows young people to grow and develop. “It’s amazing to watch so many young people thrive and develop their confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills. Signing me and my daughter up to the cadets was one of the best things I ever did.”

 

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