Squadron lands donation

Flying high thanks to Energiekontor donation are Morpeth air cadets Riogahn Bruce (left), Rebecca Reed (second right) and Megan Milbourne (right). Centre left is Pilot Officer Karen Davies with Sam Dewar, Energiekontor.
Flying high thanks to Energiekontor donation are Morpeth air cadets Riogahn Bruce (left), Rebecca Reed (second right) and Megan Milbourne (right). Centre left is Pilot Officer Karen Davies with Sam Dewar, Energiekontor.
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AIR cadets have taken a byte out of their technology fund-raising target after picking up a £100 donation.

Members of the 404 Morpeth Squadron are trying to raise £1,000 for laptops and tablets to enable them to complete exams online.

They also hope to improve facilities and equipment at their Gas House Lane headquarters and save towards a new mini-bus.

The group recently invited Energiekontor Project Manager Sam Dewar to their class to find out more about the company’s plans for a windfarm at Fenrother.

And Mr Dewar presented the £100 cheque as a gesture of goodwill.

Pilot Officer Karen Davies, who takes the cadets for their Monday and Thursday parade nights, said: “I would like to thank Sam and Energiekontor for their very kind donation.

“We are working hard to raise funds for a variety of things which help the youngsters in their cadet career, including better IT training kit, so we are grateful for their help.”

Mr Dewar said: “We’re keen to help local youngsters understand more about the benefits of renewable energy and in particular windfarm technology so this was a great opportunity to not only do that, but help out the cadets and make a positive contribution to their fund-raising cause.

“We’re delighted to help.”

The company is planning to erect five turbines near Longhorsley, providing power for around 7,900 households. It has already identified a community fund, with payments of up to £45,000 a year, to go to the Greater Morpeth Development Trust.