Sea cadets open new home to community

PUBLISHED: 06:30 26 July 2016

Sir Admiral Mark Stanhope visits Tony Griffin of the Exmouth Sea Cadets to see how the new build is progressing. Ref exe 06-16AW 8741. Picture: Alex Walton

Sir Admiral Mark Stanhope visits Tony Griffin of the Exmouth Sea Cadets to see how the new build is progressing. Ref exe 06-16AW 8741. Picture: Alex Walton

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Community groups can benefit from an invitation by Exmouth Sea Cadets to use its new clubhouse.

Anthony Griffin, Exmouth Sea Cadets’ chairman, said the ground-floor hall of the group’s new home, at Camperdown Terrace, would be available for the community to use.

He said community groups in Exmouth were ‘desperate’ of a meeting place after the Elizabeth Hall closed in 2013.

The chairman said: “We were aware the town was lacking meeting places during the day, so we designed the building so the ground floor can be used by other groups.”

The facilities will be available for use by outside groups on weekdays, during the daytime.

The clubhouse will boast a large hall, changing rooms, toilets, showers, disabled toilet and a kitchen.

The building will be handed over to the sea cadets on August 1 and officially opened in October by Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope.

To build their new home, Exmouth Sea Cadets needed to raise £600,000.

Grants from East Devon District Council, the Norman Family Charitable Trust Bond, the National Lottery and local charities mean the cadets are £35,000 away from the target.

To book the hall, email Tony Griffin at agriffin@btinternet.com for further information.

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