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Tensor donates to new Marine Society & Sea Cadets ship

Nautical training has been at the heart of The Marine Society & Sea Cadets, the UK’s most enduring maritime charity, since its foundation in 1756. Currently, they have just one power-training vessel as the TS Earl of Romney had to be decommissioned, leaving only the TS John Jerwood. In celebration of the charity’s 250th anniversary in 2006, a £2.6 million fundraising appeal was launched to build the TS Jack Petchey, a sister ship to the TS John Jerwood. She will take two years to build and be of a similar design to the TS John Jerwood, though with 16 cadet berths rather than 12. Sea Cadets normally go onboard on a Saturday and become the working crew of the ship until the following Friday. Over an anticipated 25-year lifespan, the TS Jack Petchey will be home to 16,000 young people and 3,000 adult volunteers who will experience the challenges and excitement of offshore training, while also learning skills such as engineering, electronic communication and chart systems, cook steward, the need to be vigilant and keep watch, the value of living in a tidy and disciplined environment and the need to employ sound social and communic ation skills when working in a team. Chief Executive of The Marine Society & Sea Cadets, Mike Cornish, said: The success of this fundraising appeal will enable us to expand our activities and provide opportunities for more boys and girls to experience life at sea. Mike went on to explain that living and working together onboard a ship was a long-established and proven means of developing teamwork and mutual responsibility within young people. It offers excitement and adventure in a well-s upervised environment, training cadets in managing risk and sea sense. The Marine Society &amp Sea Cadets 202 Lambeth Road London SE1 7JW Website: www.ms-sc.org

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St Andrew’s School Summer Ball

A large marquee in the grounds of Hail Weston House was the beautiful venue for the St Andrew’s Summer Ball in June 2007, when 110 people danced the night away after being fed with a super Hog Roast. Commented the Headmistress Mrs Jean Marsland, All this was due to the generosity of Tensor plc, who had offered to the school, a year ago, to host the Ball, as part of the School’s Development Fund Raising efforts. The Development Fund, set up three years ago, raises money to support future development plans of the school. So far over £24,000 has been raised which helped pay for a modern ICT suite in the Junior School. The fund is now targeting to raise £30,000 to enable a complete refurbishment of the science laboratory. Despite weather that had all the characteristics of an Asian monsoon, everyone had a really great time, dancing to a jazz band and a top line disco. The guests were treated to a superb firework display that surprised and astonished everyone, even though being watched from under umbrellas! Chairman of the Governors, Ken Sanders, said during the event, in thanking the directors of Tensor plc We are not just thanking Tensor for the use of this lovely venue, but also for the time and hard work their staff put into helping to make this event so successful, and thereby give our Development Fund such a boost! St Andrew’s School 78 Kimbolton Road Bedford MK40 2PA 01234 267272 website: www.standrewsschoolbedford.com

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