The Qualified Air Cadet Junior Leaders (QJLs) on Course 20 are pictured above at their graduation dinner at the Lynford Hall Hotel. This outstanding group of young people raised an incredible £25,000+ for the JTYAF and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support of John’s Foundation.
Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty (centre front) was in attendance at the dinner and presented the awards for the course. Pete & Linda Thornton were honoured to present the awards to the 10 QJL’s selected for this year’s JTYAF funded Ghana expedition.
Not for the faint-hearted, the Air Cadets Junior Leaders Course is physically demanding and requires real commitment and determination. This is the toughest but most rewarding of the Air Cadets leadership courses – any Cadet that makes it through has the makings of a very successful leader.
As part of the assessment the Junior Leaders are tasked with planning, organising and implementing a fundraising activity or event and the JTYAF is privileged to be the recipient charity for these activities. The Junior Leaders on Course 20 organised a whole range of fundraising events and challenges. From Skydives to Leg Waxes, 100 mile cycles to Endurance Events, half Marathons to head shaves, you name it they did it. The Junior Leaders inspired their friends and family to support them in their innovative fundraising challenges, many taking on extremely tough physical tests.
The JTYAF is totally overwhelmed by the support of these remarkable young people. Their commitment to John's Foundation and the support and encouragement that they provide is nothing short of inspiring. We are also extremely grateful to the Junior Leader’s friends and families for their kindness and generosity. We really can't thank them enough.
£25,000 is an incredible achievement and will make a massive difference to the opportunities that the JTYAF is able to provide for young people. It will not only fund the Junior Leaders volunteering expedition to Ghana later this year but will also finance a great many awards to young people from a wide array of youth organisations.