29 cadets from Dyfed & Glamorgan and Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force (ACF) have completed the Snowdon Moonlight Challenge – an attempt to scale Wales’ highest peak under the cover of darkness to raise money for charity.

The Honorary Colonel of Army Cadets in Wales, Alan Peterson, supported the event.

Encouraged by their supporting staff, the cadets started the ascent at midnight and worked together to reach the summit at 3am, and finished the challenge at 5:45am.

As a personal and team challenge, the Snowdonia Moonlight Challenge was an opportunity for the cadets to experience adventurous training and gain vital experience of working in a team to achieve a common goal. Both of these are an essential part of the cadet experience, which enables young people to achieve in the classroom and in the future careers.

Cadet Sergeant Harwood aged 16, from Llandaff North Detachment, said: “It was great, one of the best things I’ve done in cadets. It set me with a personal challenge, which I achieved, and built up [my] confidence and fitness. Meeting new people with the same challenge as me and working together to accomplish it.

“I would 10/10 recommend it to any cadet who has an interest in challenges or any cadet in general”.

Fundraising challenges like this one help cadets to contribute to their communities and understand the value of good citizenship. In completing the challenge, the team raised money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), which will be used to help children and young people of all ages.

Would you like to help young people to achieve something extraordinary? Consider becoming a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer. Click here for more information.

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