Intertrust has provided funding to purchase rucksacks for the 7 Overseas Jersey Squadron.
The specialist rucksacks will form part of the equipment that cadets will use for their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
The 7 Overseas Jersey Squadron runs Duke of Edinburgh expeditions at all three levels – bronze, silver and gold – and supports the cadets who wish to undertake the award as an extra-curricular activity.
Flight Lieutenant Leighton Jenkins of the 7 Overseas Jersey Squadron said: “The Duke of Edinburgh awards teach our cadets self-reliance, dedication and valuable practical skills and having the right equipment is essential to a successful expedition. We’d all like to thank Intertrust for their support in providing the rucksacks.”
At each level of the Duke of Edinburgh awards those taking part have to complete an increasingly more demanding expedition, starting with two days and one night in Jersey for the bronze award, three days and two nights in the New Forest for the silver award and finally four days and three nights in the mountains of the Brecon Beacons for the gold award.
Helene Senior, Head of CSR at Intertrust in Jersey, said: “At Intertrust our identity is based on hard work and team spirit and we recognise that both of these are required to undertake the challenges posed by the Duke of Edinburgh awards. We’re pleased to present the cadets with these rucksacks which we hope will be useful for many years to come.”
The 7 Overseas Jersey Squadron is a Jersey-registered charity which aims to promote a practical interest in aviation in young people as well as teaching them good citizenship and leadership qualities.