Volunteer cadets step up for awards

Sky and Emma Roberts with Ed Sherry the National VPC Programme Director and Mr Rob Jarmen, Trustee of the National VPC Charity.
Sky and Emma Roberts with Ed Sherry the National VPC Programme Director and Mr Rob Jarmen, Trustee of the National VPC Charity.

Two volunteer police cadets from Lancaster became #iwill ambassadors as part of the national ‘Step Up To Serve’ campaign.

At an event in London to celebrate the first anniversary of the campaign, sisters Sky, 16, and Emma Roberts, 14, attended the event to receive awards, along with Ed Sherry the National VPC Programme Director and Mr Rob Jarmen, Trustee of the National VPC Charity.

The Patron of Step Up To Serve and the #iwill campaign, HRH The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister David Cameron addressed young people involved in social action.

Step Up To Serve aims to engage young people in social action through uniform youth groups such as the Volunteer Police Cadets.

The aim is that all young people should be a member of a uniformed youth group that engages in social action and that as adults they continue to volunteer in their communities.

Since joining Lancashire VPC, at the Lancaster unit, Sky and Emma have both got involved as volunteers at a care home for the elderly and at a homeless centre. Both did a sponsored walk for Leukaemia Research earlier this year raising much needed funds.

Their stories and many more will be featured in an up and coming BBC documentary.