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Survival of the fittest

Added on: 7 November 2011

charity challengeIf you were out and about in Southdown Woods near Torrington last Sunday, 6th November, you may well have witnessed teams of army cadets competing in a laser game tournament for their annual ‘C’ Company Charity Challenge.

Over 80 young cadets, supported by 12 adult instructors and Survival Laser Games staff, faced each other in a number of different scenarios throughout the woods.  Their challenges required teamwork and communication skills in order to become the champions and lift the trophy.

The teams are from across North Devon and all are collecting sponsorship to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust.  Event Director, Staff Sergeant Jim Harvey explains, “Supporting local good causes is part of the cadets’ Citizenship Training and Cadet in the Community participation, which is actively encouraged within the Army Cadet Force (ACF).  Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a fantastic service assisting people in distress all across the county  and ‘C’ Company are pleased to offer support to the good work it does.”

Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, said “We are very grateful to all the ACF participants in this weekend’s Charity Challenge and to Survival Laser Games for providing the venue and equipment at a subsidised rate.  Community fundraising and sponsorship events such as this are vital to the Trust and help us keep the two Air Ambulances airborne.”

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