Cadets support national charity launch

Volunteer Police Cadets, St John Ambulance Cadets and Scouts supported the launch of a new national charity, the National Emergencies Trust, on Thursday 7th November 2019.

The launch look place in the Crypt of St Martin in the Fields church, Trafalgar Square in the presence of their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The National Emergencies Trust (www.nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk) will raise funds from the general public for the alleviation of needs in the event of a disaster or emergency in England. The funds collected will be distributed by local partners on the ground in the areas affected by the emergency event.

It will essentially do what for England what the Disasters and Emergency Committee (DEC) www.dec.org.uk does internationally.

The NET will deal with the fundraising and fund distribution aspects of disaster response in England.  It was set up to ensure the sector is more joined up and co-ordinated in the way it harnesses and guides generous public support for disasters.  The NET will set up a single national fund, which will help direct fundraising by existing charities, and have expertise regarding the allocation of funds.

NET launch
HRH The Duke of Cambridge at the NET launch

Chief Executive Officer of the National Emergencies Trust, John Herriman, said “We are extremely grateful to all the cadets who supported our launch.  It was fantastic to have them there!”