Boost for Sea Cadets’ hall building fund

Fred Normandale, centre, presenting a cheque for �4,230 to Scarborough Sea Cadets after doing the Great North Run, pictured with some of the youngsters and Petty Officer Ken Lomas. Picture by Andrew Higgins  114191  14/10/11
Fred Normandale, centre, presenting a cheque for �4,230 to Scarborough Sea Cadets after doing the Great North Run, pictured with some of the youngsters and Petty Officer Ken Lomas. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114191 14/10/11

A SCARBOROUGH fisherman has donated his latest Great North Run haul to the Sea Cadets.

Fred Normadale presented the youngsters with a cheque for £4,230 after completing the 13-mile charity run last month.

Half of the amount was from Mr Normandale’s own pocket, as he had promised to match the amount given by sponsors.

He said: “I’m really pleased – it’s more than I thought I’d raise.

“I had great support from friends, members of the public and my own fishing vessels.”

Mr Normandale gave a special thank you to all the staff and customers in the Leeds Arms and Harbour View Cafe.

All the money will go towards a fund for building work to be carried out at the Sea Cadet Hall in East Sandgate, which is in need of renovation and repair.

Mr Normandale is a regular participant in the Great North Run and said this year’s event had a great atmosphere. He was also pleased to knock three minutes off last year’s time, finishing in two hours 33 minutes.