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Young cadets pledge support for Boston hospice

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Community news and events from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

Young army cadets from 25 Platoon Boston are planning a series of fundraising events this year to help The Butterfly Hospice.

Cadets and instructors met with staff at the hospice in Rowan Way recently to discuss ways the cadets can help the charity.

Six cadets and Sgt V. Kemp were given a tour of the facility by Davina Hellon and Ian Brereton.

A team of 10 cadets and two adults from the platoon are now planning to take part in the annual big bike ride from Lincoln to Boston.

The course follows a 33-mile route, much of it along the River Witham.

The platoon will undertake the challenge on May 11 and raise sponsorship for the event.

All admin and entry and transport costs will be covered by 25 Platoon Boston, and all sponsorship money will go to the charity.

Mark Miller, detachment commander for the platoon, said: “Corporol Holly Kemp has taken the responsibility for organising all other activities on the hospice site including planting of trees and shrubs, maintaining borders, erecting some trellis to screen bins and tanks. Staff Sergeant Miller may have to get his tools out for this one.”

He added: “We also plan to undertake the painting of two portacabins to give them a new look.”

 

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