On Sunday 6 November, The Seckford Foundation hosted the annual Suffolk Police Volunteer Cadet Parade, at Woodbridge School. The parade was a chance to celebrate all the good work the cadets had been doing over the past year and also served as a pass out ceremony for new recruits, to mark the end of their induction training.
Around 80 cadets, from 9 cadet units across Suffolk attended the parade. Suffolk Police have Volunteer Police Cadets at Martlesham, Ipswich, Sudbury, Beccles, Mildenhall and Stowmarket. They then have 3 units of Emergency Services Cadets that Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire Service run in partnership, these are at Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft. The cadets learn about Police work and Fire Service work, with a whole accredited learning programme along with doing community work and all the usual Cadet activities such as Camps, sports and adventure activities.
In attendance on the day were the Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton, the Chief Fire Officer Mark Hardingham and the Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore, who handed out all the awards and certificates, and the Countess of Euston, the Lord Lt of Suffolk, as well Mr Graham Watson, Seckford Foundation Director.
Matt Newman, Cadet Co-ordinator for Suffolk Police said “We very much appreciate the hospitality the Foundation extended and thank the school and the Seckford Foundation for all their support.”