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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland


23 September 2015

For the second time in three years, D Company, 1st (NI) Battalion, Army Cadet Force have been rewarded for their efforts and presented with a Fundraising Excellence Award at the ABF, The Soldiers Charity in Northern Ireland Awards.

The event took place on Saturday 19th September and to receive the Award on behalf of the Adult Volunteers and Cadets of D Company was the CSMI Tom Kirkham along with two SI Instructors, Catherine Pawson and Patrisha Coleman.

The money was raised by the Cadets taking part in a number of Shopping Centre Bag Packs along with staff volunteering their services to the ABF at other events.

The Award was presented by the 38 (Irish) Brigade Commander, Brigadier Andrew Roe.

Photo above shows, from left to right: CSMI Thomas Kirkham, SI Patrisha Coleman, SI Catherine Pawson and Brigadier Andrew Roe.

Photo below, from left to right: Cheryl Johnston (Mid & East Antrim Council), Phillip Gillespie (Overall Fundraiser for ABF(NI) 2014-2015), Paula Bradley MLA (North Belfast), SI Catherine Pawson, CSMI Thomas Kirkham, Mayor Thomas Hogg (Antrim & Newtownabbey Council):