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Awards ceremony crowns a 'really good year' for Liskeard Police Cadets

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 11, 2013

  • ACHIEVEMENTS: Above, Liskeard Community Police Cadet awards; and left, from left back, Sergeant Jo Williams, Lion Derek Gillbard, Vic May and Rod McDonald, of the overseas project team; and front, PCSO Bob Anslow and winner of Cadet of the Year, Tom Allen, 16.

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MEMBERS of Liskeard Police Cadets have been recognised for their achievements throughout 2012 during a special awards ceremony.

PCSO Bob Anslow, who has been running the group for three and a half years, said: "The cadets had a really good year.

"It's our way of recognising some of their outstanding achievements," he added.

A dozen of the youngsters went to Croatia in August last year to help out at a respite centre for severely disabled children.

"They did quite a bit of fundraising for the Rotary International and some of them went on a trip to Croatia," said Mr Anslow.

"They did a lot of maintenance work and they helped out with some of the patients," he added.

The cadets and their families gathered at Liskeard Public Hall for the presentation evening, which took place last month.

The awards included Cadet of the Year, Most Improved Cadet and a special award for 16-year-old Laura Toms from Dobwalls, who is the current High Sheriff Police Cadet for Cornwall.

The cadets will continue fundraising this year.

Their chosen charity for 2013 is the Liskeard Breathers Group.

Its members provide support and equipment to people suffering from chronic lung conditions.

They will also continue raising funds for the centre in Croatia. Mr Anslow said: "We are hoping to purchase a minibus and donate it to the centre."

"They really haven't got anything," he added. Mr Anslow said the group are continuing to recruit new members.

He said: "We get them from all walks of life.

He added: "They are a very positive face for the police and young people."

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