With the final Bagpack of 2013 in check, Cadets from 2504 (Archbishop Grimshaw) Squadron gathered at Melbicks Garden and Leisure Centre, Cosehill, in order to raise funds. Raising £491.00 was an exceptional achievement for all the cadets who participated as it reinforced their ideologies of community and social welfare.
The weekend consisted of cadets helping last minute Christmas shoppers pack there last minute holiday gifts as well as normal day to day groceries. Although this may not seem like an enjoyable experience it gave many cadets the opportunity to engage in conversation with each other as well as the staff and customers.
Positive feedback from members of the public reinforced many of the cadets' willingness to take part in further bagpacks, as well as other fundraising activities, as the comments proved that the community of a whole respected the ATC as a youth organisation.
Thank you to all cadets who participated in this event as well as the staff at Melbicks who were polite and helpful to cadets.