Whitehaven Sea Cadets benefit from IT donation

Whitehaven Sea Cadets can now access and host more online and digital training materials thanks to a donation of 5 iPads from Algeco.
Alegco published a support offered via West Cumbria Exchange, open to all charities, of £2,500 worth of IT equipment.  The offer was made off the back of a contract Algeco had won with Programme and Project Partners.Whitehaven Sea Cadets responded to the offer on the Exchange and the rest is history.
Simon Ferguson, Chair of Whitehaven Sea Cadets said “We would like to say a huge thank you to Algeco for their incredibly generous donation of 5 iPads to support our cadet training.
David Rowley and Martin Gallagher visited during our parade night last night to make the hand over and Martin also very kindly took the time to talk to our cadets about his time in the Royal Navy during the Falklands conflict. The iPads will be a huge boost to the cadets, making sure that we can access a host of online and digital training materials to really enhance our cadet experience. We would also like to thank Cumbria Exchange who advertised the opportunity and brokered the introductions”.
David Rowley added “Algeco are proud of their connections to the armed forces and youth organisations through our employees who have served and through those who volunteer with such organisations.  When this opportunity arose through our contract with Programme and Project Partners we were delighted that Cumbria Exchange linked us with Whitehaven Sea Cadets. We are pleased we were afforded the chance to visit the Sea Cadets to present the iPads in person and to hear first-hand from the Cadets how this award will enable them to progress their training and keeps records in a virtual setting.”