Sunday May 13th was the final Sunday the cadets were at Hadleigh Temple. It was fitting as it was Candidates’ Sunday and the theme of the day was letting your light shine. Shelley led the morning meeting with Mark and Katrina taking the platform in the evening. Both meetings overran a bit, but it didn’t seem that they were long because both meetings were very powerful.
Time was taken out to say thank you, with the cadets expressing their gratitude for the way they had been received at the corps. They presented Major Woodman, as CO representing the corps, with a bouquet of flowers. He admitted that this was not an experience he was used to! Major then presented each of the cadets with an envelope containing an Amazon gift voucher. He said to them that whilst they each came from corps that will look on them as ‘their’ cadets, Hadleigh Temple will consider them ‘our’ cadets also.
The summer appointments are already known: Mark goes to Whitehaven in Cumbria, Katrina heads to Newquay in Cornwall and Shelley has been appointed to King’s Lynn, Norfolk. We must also remember the fourth member of the team, Joy, who in recent months has deferred her cadetship.