HM Lord-Lieutenant went along to the Tiverton Detachment of the Army Cadet Force to present them with the Revision Cadet Challenge Trophy. This is the 5th time they have been the winners!  They raised a significant amount for the ABF Soldiers Fund Charity who award this trophy.

Each year, detachments enter the Revision Cadet Challenge to win this prestigious prize by raising funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The cadets come up with inventive and unusual fundraising ideas to raise funds for the charity from climbathons to  coffee mornings.

The winners will normally be judged to be the Detachment that raises, or helps to raise, the most money for the charity, with extra points awarded for creativity or involvement of the wider community promoting the charity to new supporters. The trophy, once presented, stays in the winning detachment for one year and is engraved with the winner’s name.

HM Lord-Lieutenant presenting the Trophy

Also whilst there a special investiture took place for the Detachment Commander Mark Saunders BEM.  He was invested with his BEM for voluntary service to Young People. Over the last 16 years, he has consistently offered loyal and inspirational service as an adult volunteer within Devon Army Cadet Force (ACF).  The last 7 of these have seen him in command of Tiverton Detachment. He also carries out charitable work in support of the Royal British Legion and the Anny  Benevolent Fund (ABF) and he has raised in excess of £20,000 for these charities.