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Updated: Jul 1, 2021

gbpartnerships foundation is delighted to announce its nominated charity for 2021/22 is Sea Cadets. The charity partnership has launched with £8,000 of funding support for Sea Cadet's forthcoming ‘On the Water’ programme, being held in Liverpool, Birmingham and London across the Summer.

The ‘On the Water’ programme will provide the opportunity for 9 – 14-year-olds from under-privileged backgrounds, to take part in a series of water-based activities, learning skills, making friends and building confidence.

Sea Cadets is the UK’s largest maritime youth development charity. Each year they train 14,000 young people aged between 10 and 18, helping them to learn valuable life skills through water-based activities.

Wendy Spencer, gbpartnerships Group Services and Quality Director commented:

“I am delighted that we will be working closely with Sea Cadets over the coming year, supporting the delivery of their ‘On the Water’ programme over the summer and beyond through a range of community-based activities. With its focus on Liverpool, Birmingham, and London, the ‘On the Water’ programme, reaches out into the geographical areas where gbpartnerships group has a large footprint. As such, I am pleased that we are able to make a difference to young people from under-privileged backgrounds in areas in which we work. I am excited to see how the partnership develops over the coming year, with mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities, supporting the Sea Cadets with skills and access to resources, and building our relationship through the giving of time.”

On The Water Coordinator Hugo Dell commented:

“On The Water gives young participants from disadvantaged backgrounds a new opportunity to learn through sailing, taking part in water sports & working with their peers. We are looking forward to welcoming a new group of young people aged between 9 & 14 onto the 2021 programme in Liverpool, Birmingham and London. They get the chance make new friends, learn new skills, build their confidence, exercise, have fun and leave with a recognised sailing qualification at the end of the programme”

To find out more about the work of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets visit:

If you are interested in joining together with us to support the work of the Sea Cadets, with time, skills or money, email Becky Jones, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at:

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