Hard working Royal Air Force Air Cadets have been astonished by the generosity of shoppers in Sainsburyâ€™s Sydenham, as they raised over Â£2000 towards their trip to the USA in November 2012.
The Lewisham cadets, aged between 13 and 17, spent a June weekend in the Sainsburyâ€™s superstore in Sydenham, helping customers to pack bags, and raising awareness of the Squadronâ€™s trip. Twenty cadets will fly out to Atlanta to see how aircraft are made at Lockheed Martin, and operated with trips to US Air Force and US Navy bases. But once in a lifetime trips like this are not cheap, and the cadets have been creative with their approaches to raising money!
â€œThe support we received from Bill Woledge, the Store Manager, and his team has been simply fantastic â€“ they couldnâ€™t have been more willing to get involved and help us!â€ commented Warrant Officer Andy Lidinson, the trip leader. â€œWeâ€™ve raised an amazing amount of money, and the cadets have really enjoyed being able to share their excitement and enthusiasm with Sainsburyâ€™s customers.â€