Every weekend across the UK there are thousands of young people involved in Sea Cadet activities – learning new skills that will give them a head start in life. In fact, we work with 14,000 Sea Cadets aged between 10 and 18 – and are the UK’s largest maritime youth charity, with a history dating back to 1856.
Across the UK we have 9,000 dedicated volunteers who donate on average 200 hours a year each to supporting Sea Cadets, that’s an incredible 1,800,000 hours every year! Which has a value of about £11 million. That is an amazing and humbling endorsement of what we do.
Whether at sea or on land, the Sea Cadets offers young people across the UK amazing opportunities for personal development - by learning new skills and working in teams - we offer an environment where young people find new confidence and inspiration.