Driving force a major benefit

COFFS Harbour's TS Vendetta naval cadet unit has just taken delivery of a spanking-new quad bike.

The $5000 vehicle is the result of a special fundraising effort and supporters' representatives were there to speed the new transport on its first journey to the sea.

The major sponsor was Masonic Care and the Coffs Coast Freemasons Association, who donated $4000.

The naval cadets have also been helped by the Coffs Harbour RSL Sub-branch; the Coffs Harbour and District Association of Vietnam and South East Asia Veterans Inc; Coffs Ex-Services Club; the Australian National Servicemen's Association and the Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club.

The quad bike will allow the cadets to put their boats into the water without hauling them from their base down to the beach and across the sand by hand.

It will also carry equipment for the 18 12- to 18-year-old cadets and their officers.

“It will be very handy,” said TS Vendetta Commanding officer Cassandra Cole.

“We are always pushing and pulling and tugging something.

“It will save a lot of backs.”

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