The Sea Cadets who were at risk of electrical failures have said thank you to the company who rescued them.
The Sea Cadets is an independent charity helping to celebrate Britain's maritime heritage and contribute to its future development by supporting young people as Sea Cadets.
They were put at risk when its premises failed an important test for no longer meeting electrical regulations.
The charity who rely on the goodwill of the local community and businesses for financial support faced having to complete costly remedial works.
It was at this point that repairs and maintenance service provider Mears came forward and offered assistance as part of its community development programme, to bring the property up to the required standard.
Two Mears apprentices gained some valuable experience as they worked alongside a qualified electrician for three days at the premises.
Mears gladly handed over a successful test certificate after the work was complete allowing the cadets to get back to doing what they know best.
James Cryer, Manager Mears Brighton said 'When the local Sea Cadet Unit contacted us for some help in sorting their electrics we were happy to help. We are always keen to support organisations that support & develop young people in our community. This was also a great opportunity for our electrical apprentices to gain some useful experience in commercial premises so everyone has benefitted from this project.'
Mick O'Keith, Head of the Sea Cadets, Brighton said 'What Mears are doing here is absolutely brilliant! We are charity based and it costs about £10,000 a year to run the cadets, providing them with trips and training. This would have been a cost to the centre that would have impacted on what we were able to do with the cadets, so this has really helped us to carry on doing what we are passionate about. It also means the children that come here are safe and comfortable. We can't thank you enough.'