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Cadets are joining Santa on a march!

Hugh Baird College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) are set to take part in a ‘Santa March’ on Wednesday 12th December in order to raise money for the Alder Hey Children’s charity. The march will take place along the Cheshire lines footpath, starting at Walton Hall Park and finishing at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Alder Hey Children's Hospital cares for over 275,000 children, young people and their families every year. As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, they treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.

Alder Hey Children's Charity is an independent registered charity (charity number 1160661) which provides vital funds to make Alder Hey Children's Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital - making a crucial difference to the 275,000 patients and families who visit Alder Hey every year.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) offers students a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities, which may include the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force. Each student at Hugh Baird College has the opportunity to join the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) as part of their chosen enrichment activity every Wednesday afternoon, with the aim to develop personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline.

Lt. Ian Tumilty. Contingent Commander at Hugh Baird College, said:

I wanted the Combined Cadet Force at Hugh Baird College to make a difference for a charity close to a lot of our students’ hearts. I am hoping to make the ‘Santa March’ an annual event and to continue to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by organising similar events throughout the year.

Alex Smith, Public Services Student said:

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has played a huge part in my life, especially when my younger Brother suffered a severe abdominal injury. The Hospital continuously supported our family and made sure we were not alone. This walk means a lot, not only to me, but all the Hugh Baird College students and it’s a chance to give back. I am also a Piper for the Liverpool Clan Wallace Pipe Band and I will be playing throughout the walk.

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