Cadets taking part in Olympic Festival
Dated: 05 Jul 2012
Teenage police cadets from Gateshead are on their marks to participate in this weekend's Whickham Community Festival.
A trio of young volunteers will join a Special Constable to support the Olympic themed festival on St Mary's Green and marshal the fun run in Chase Park.
Gateshead Council has invited the young volunteers to attend and join Whickham residents in the community event that includes lots of family entertainment and other attractions.
Local Councillor, Jonathan Wallace, one of the event organisers, said: “Arrangements for this event have been made thanks to a partnership approach involving local business people, residents, The Rotary Club, St Mary’s Church and councillors. We’re delighted that Northumbria Police cadets are joining us and looking forward to people coming along to boost funds for the village’s Christmas decorations.
“This sort of event we hope will boost the vitality of Whickham village and encourage people to visit, shop and enjoy its facilities.”
PC Alicia Swindells, volunteer cadet leader, added: “This is another opportunity for our young volunteers to support their local community. It means they can chat with families and make sure local residents know about volunteer police cadets and the exciting activities they are involved in. It is a good way to get a positive message across as part of a fun event."
The community event will include music, dance, competitions, fun runs and a fair at St Mary's Church. Proceedings will kick-off in Chase Park at 10am when pre-school toddlers take part in a fun run whilst St Mary’s Church Fair opens at 10.30am. Events at Whickham Village Centre will commence at 11am.