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£900raised of £1,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £900 to support the Matthew Bacon Bursary which enables army cadets to achieve the Skills for Life Award in order to build confidence.

    London Borough of Havering, UK
    Funded on Friday, 19th October 2018

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    Major Matthew Bacon of the Intelligence Corps was tragically killed in September 2005 by a roadside bomb in Iraq. A former Surrey Army Cadet Force cadet, as well as being a career soldier, he was a keen participant in many types of adventurous training, which also formed an important part of his life.

    His parents, Mr and Mrs Roger Bacon, set up a Bursary in their son’s name as a means of celebrating his life to enable young people to take part in an Outward Bound Trust (OBT) ‘Skills for Life Award’, which would otherwise be beyond their financial means. Since their son was in the Army Cadet Force, Mr and Mrs Bacon wish this support to be given to ACF Cadets.

    The aim of the Matthew Bacon Bursary is to enable army cadets to achieve the Skills for Life Award in order to build confidence and develop the ability to take advantage of opportunities that life offers to them.

    The purpose of our fund-raising page is to raise much needed funds to continue the efforts of the Matthew Bacon Bursary, especially as one of our own Cadets has been tremendously fortunate in being selected as a recipient of the Matthew Bacon Bursary and will attend the Outward Bound Skills for Life Award for the 19 day course.

    For many of our Cadets, without this bursary, it would not possible to consider such a life changing experience and it is only from donations raised from charity events and fundraising that this incredible opportunity can continue to be afforded .

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    • 47 Detachment6 months ago
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      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Underprivileged Cadets genuinely benefit from this course, which may be a turning point in their lives. This is a hand up and if we change the path of just one person, it's a great outcome. We are one third towards our target and I'm aware of another £500 raised offline. This is a thrilling milestone and I am truly grateful for the generosity of all of our supporters.

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    Supporters

    10

    • John May

      John May

      Aug 3, 2018

      Privilege to remember Mathew and support such a worthwhile cause.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 24, 2018

    • phyllis taylor

      phyllis taylor

      Jul 18, 2018

      We thank your precious son, Matthew, for his incredible service in behalf of freedom for this world. Bless him & bless you, Roger and Maureen, for this remarkable young man. Much Love, Kay & Family

      £500.00

    • Colin O'Reilly

      Colin O'Reilly

      Jul 1, 2018

      Appreciative of those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.

      £30.00

    • Chloe Gale

      Chloe Gale

      Jun 29, 2018

      👍

      £20.00

    • Pete Moore

      Pete Moore

      Jun 26, 2018

      Great cause and an excellent way to keep Matthews memory alive.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2018

      £10.00

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    47 Detachment

    47 Detachment

    London Borough of Havering, UK

    We are 47 Detachment of City of London, North East Sector ACF. We are a local Army Cadet detachment providing young adults with access to military based training and adventurous training.

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