Legacy of College Janitor benefits Next Generation

The sum of £500 has been donated to Glasgow Sea Cadets by City of Glasgow College.

A cheque was presented to Captain Peter Adams, Manager of the Sea Cadets Charity, by Dr. Nicola Crawford, Director of the Faculty of Nautical Studies at City of Glasgow College, who said:

“It was an honour to present the cheque which was very kindly left to the Faculty of Nautical Studies by our colleague, Andy Reid, who sadly died in March last year. He wanted to leave something in memory of the years he spent looking after the building which housed the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, its students and cadets.

“The legacy of the old nautical college lives on at Riverside campus, as does the legacy of its former employee who will now be remembered by a new generation of cadets.”

The cheque presentation was held at the college’s Riverside campus and attended by a number of the Glasgow Sea Cadets along with the unit’s Commanding Officer, Lt. Frank Boyd. Also at the ceremony was Andy Reid’s partner, Fiona Sharkey, with her son, Jack. Fiona said:

“Andy loved working at the college and keeping an eye out for the students. I know he would have been delighted to see his donation going to a charity which offers young people opportunities for personal development in an environment where they find confidence and inspiration.”

The Sea Cadets Glasgow unit has been using the college’s Marine Skills Centre as the venue for their weekly meetings for the last 18 months and Captain Peter Adams hopes their association with the college will help inspire the cadets. He said:

“Our vision is to provide a head start in life for young people. This generous contribution will go a long way towards enabling a young person to reach greater heights.”

The Sea Cadets is the UK’s largest maritime youth charity which dates back to 1856 and the Crimean War. It now has 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK.