Each autumn/winter we hold a series of fascinating talks in aid of a local charity. This year's Talk of Wells is in aid of the Wells Sea Cadets Corps, The corps was formed just last year and is proving to be popular with the local kids. The organisation aims to give young people experiences that will help them grow into the people they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, the cadets learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves. They offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating to rock climbing, camping, and music. At Wells-next-the-Sea the cadets are also able to gain different qualifications that they can take with them once they leave! Their main priority is to make sure that Sea Cadets is a safe environment young people can go to, to be themselves. They have recently been given the go ahead to have a permanent home at the Alderman Peel High School which has given them a proper base where they can use the school facilities and store their growing amounts of kit, uniform, kayaks, etc..
On Monday, 21 October we will start our new series with a talk from Steven Willsher, Station Officer for the H. M. Coastguard at Wells-next-the-Sea. A coastguard for 27 years, Steve has many stories to tell. His team are all modest about their duties and accomplishments and one thing he might not mention is that they were recently presented with an outstanding achievement award by the Coastguard Agency. He has led the 7-strong Wells Coastguard team with passion and dedication and we look forward to hearing some salty tales.
So, join us on specific Mondays through the Autumn and Winter when a special menu of two courses and a glass of wine will be served for £23.50. We will donate £5.00 to the fund for every person eating. Come and enjoy talks from the men and women who will talk with passion about their lives and adventures.