A grant of £500 has been awarded to 2505 Bishop Auckland ATC Squadron from Bishop Auckland Town Council’s Community Fund. The Mayor, Councillor Joy Allen presented the grant to the club on Thursday 31st October 2019 and has been used towards their Great Three Bridges Adventure project.Six Cadets and two staff members from 2505 Bishop Auckland ATC Squadron set out to walk across three of the longest Suspension Bridges in the United Kingdom, namely the Forth, the Humber and the Severn. The Cadets braved the elements over two days and it took them over 30 hours of hiking to achieve their objective.
Sgt. Caroline Hodgson RAFAC said: “The Community Fund was invaluable in enabling us to complete our great three bridges adventure.”
Squadron Commander, Ian Pepper said: “This was a fantastic and unique venture of which the squadron should rightly be proud to complete, this demonstrates the cadets’ determination to achieve success as a great team.”
The Town Council has allocated up to £5,000 to support local organisations working for the benefit of the residents of Bishop Auckland. Community groups and local charities are invited to apply for grants of up to £500.
To download an application form and for further information, visit the Community Fund page.