West Mercia Police Cadets (Herefordshire Detachment) Awards ceremony – 26th July

We were honoured to attend this awards ceremony alongside The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Sue Boulter, The Junior Mayor Anna Darwood, and Chief Inspector Steve Owen.

We all presented awards and the High Sheriff had the honour to make the Cadet of the Year award to Charmaine Watkins. The citations were read out by PCSO Ali Thompson and Pc Jo Ellis who lead the team that runs the cadets unit. It is clearly in good hands and the Cadets are at full strength with a waiting list. Policing of the future will be in good hands.

For more information about the Police Cadets, go to this link.

One award was made by Ange Tyler of the ELY Memorial Trust which the Cadets are supporting. I had a long talk with Ange. The story behind the setting up of this Trust is a tragic one which has led to a charity dedicated to trying to help others in similar circumstances. Please look at their web site and if you can, help.