Ringwood Town Mayor, Cllr Barbara Woodifield recently presented a grant aid cheque of £1,000 to 3 Troop Fordingbridge, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force towards the cost of a replacement trailer and other equipment.

SI Bowler of 3 Troop thanked the Council for its support and funding, which would enable the Troop to purchase desperately needed equipment.

With no Cadet Units available within Ringwood many of the detachment at Fordingbridge is made up of young people from Ringwood who must make the journey there once or twice a week. The cadets regularly support activities in Ringwood such as Carnival and will be supporting the new Christmas Lights event in December.