Cadets collect charity cash

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Cadets from Castleford made the most of the Bank Holiday weekend when they raised hundreds of pounds for an armed forces charity.

The group of youngsters, from Castleford Air Cadets squadron, spent four days at the Junction 32 shopping centre to raise money for the Royal Air Force Association.

The charity provides care and support to serving and retired members of the Royal Air Force and their families.

It receives no funding from the government and relies entirely on charitable donations.

Matt Bulmer, flying officer of the squadron, said: “The cadets worked really hard and collected money all day for four days.

“The long weekend was extremely rewarding both for the Royal Air Force Association Association and for the cadets themselves.

“Each and every one of Castleford’s cadets felt proud to stand as part of the Air Training Corps.

“The charity relies entirely on donations and it was great to see as many cadets taking part as they did.”