Category Archives: Fundraising


giveytwitterlogo_400x400Each individual ATC Squadron is responsible for it’s own fundraising. Cadets pays a monthly subscription which helps to cover some of the costs for the activities we provide.

Our supporters, including our Civilian Committee, Staff and of course friends and families of our Cadets are supportive in helping us raise much needed funds through events such as Race Nights, Monopoly Walks and Raffles.

The monies that we raise contribute to activities which include:

* provision of kit required for Duke of Edinburgh awards – all levels

* provision of kit for Annual Camps (Easter & Summer)

* Initial Expedition Training (IET – for beginners)

* Inter-service Cadet rifle meeting (ISCRM)

* Adventurous Training

* Flying at local RAF bases

* RAF Museum visits

* Musical instruments.

The funds that we raise also help to maintain our own Squadron mini-bus and trailer – which means that we can provide Cadets with transport to a majority of the activities we hold.

We welcome all donations from our supporters to be able to continue to support 12 to 18 year olds in the area. To help us continue to provide these activities and more, please visit our giving page where you can donate as little or as much as you are able.

Thank you to everyone who supports our Squadron.


1220 LogoSupporters, Friends and Families of 1220 (March) Air Cadets came together last Friday for the Squadron’s 6th annual Race Night. The evening, organised by volunteers of the Squadron’s Civilian Committee, consisted of a sit down sausage supper, followed by racing entertainment provided by the staff from the Conservative Club on Station road, March.

Local businesses were approached prior to the event, by the Civilian Committee secretary, Charlie Grigglestone, for sponsorship of the races. The kind sponsors for the races were:

Selby & Taylor opticians, The Barn Restaurant, The Oliver Cromwell Hotel, British Sugar – Wissington, John Clark’s Garage, The Lawn Mower Centre and Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.

The final race was auctioned off to the audience on the evening, helping to raise even more funds for the Squadron. The winning bidders were then able to name their own horses, which added a great deal of humour to the event.

The event raised a total amount of £540.55, after costs, towards the Cadets future activities.

Mr Grigglestone told us, “This was our busiest and most successful Sausage Supper and Race Night held to date. The evening has become a major annual fundraising event for the Squadron.  It has proved to be a brilliant social opportunity for everyone to have a great night’s entertainment with a good old banger and mash supper”

The Civilian Committee, as well as staff at the Squadron, would like to thank all of the sponsors of the races, The Conservative Club for the venue and entertainment, Classic Catering for the food they cooked and served on the evening, and of course, the supporters, friends and families of 1220 (March) Squadron, who helped to make the evening such a success.



The Air Cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron recently donned Father Christmas outfits and took part in a fun run in March. The run was hosted by the Oliver Cromwell Hotel and was organised to raise funds for East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH).

Twelve members of the squadron took part and completed the 2 kilometre route around West End Park. Cadet Katie Mowatt (14) was the sprightliest of the Santas and she finished the fun run in third place.


1220 (March) Sqn recently took part in the rain delayed Peterborough Race for Life. Having been washed out earlier in the year the race finally took place on 11th September. As in the previous five years not only did the female cadets and staff run but the remaining cadets pitched up to provide marshalling and support on the finish line.

Five cadets and three staff  took part in the race. Flight Sergeant Lauren Arnold (19) was first back for 1220 hotly pursued by cadet Katie Mowatt (14) and not far behind were the others. 1220 are proud to say they are pretty fit bunch!

Meanwhile nineteen other cadets and five staff helped keep the opening section of the course clear and then moved on to hand out water, medals and goody bags on the finish line, working alongside 51 (Orton) Sqn. Final duties were to clear and pack away the finishing area.

Flight Sergeant Lauren Arnold, who had coordinated 1220’s entry said. “It was a great turnout this year and all the cadets enjoyed the experience. We expect to raise around £400 for Cancer Research as a result.”