THE 2412 Squadron (Bordon and District) Air Training Cadets were out selling poppies last week to mark Armistice Day.

“We don’t know how much the collection raised yet, as it goes back to the British Legion for them to count it up, but I think they were very busy,” Stacey Crane, from 2412 Squadron, explained.

But now the cadets need the help of the public, having applied to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant of £1,000 because they are “in desperate need” of a new sports kit.

“The cadets take part in numerous different sports as part of both wing activities and against other local squadrons,” Ms Crane added.

“It is important, therefore, that they look as smart in their sports kit as they do in their uniforms.

“The cost of obtaining a new kit is approximately £2,000. To help us reach this target, we submitted a grant application and are very pleased to say that the project has been accepted, but in order to receive the funding, we need your votes.

“Every member of the public who registers on the Aviva website will receive 10 votes which they can then allocate to a project or projects of their choice.

“The first 200 projects to reach 1,000 votes will be awarded £1,000.

“After voting has ended, a further 180 projects that have received the most number of votes will also receive £1,000.

“On behalf of the staff and cadets of 2412 Squadron, we thank you for your support.”

The poll is open until Tuesday and tvotes can be cast at

The squadron will be informed on November 28 if they have been successful. Picture order no: BD47-255-17.