Who We Are
The Friends is a registered charity that supports The Staffordshire & West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force.
You can find out more about us by watching this presentation
The Army Cadet Force
The Army Cadet Force is one of the UK’s oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations.
Visit the ACF web site
- Interested in becoming a donor?
The Trustees welcome financial donations from both individuals and businesses. Please click on the donate tab to leave your financial donation.
Alternatively, the Trustees welcome donations in the form of items for auction at our annual regimental dinner or prizes for competition winners at our annual clay pigeon shoot. The Trustees will also consider sponsorship opportunities.
- Access to Education and Employment Bursary
The aim of this bursary is to help remove barriers for those Army Cadets of the Staffordshire and West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force wishing to engage with education and/or employment.
- Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot
Our Annual Clay Shoot is held at Doveridge Shooting Ground on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border each September. This is an informal occasion for both experts and complete beginners and guns are provided for those who do not have one of their own. Teams of four compete for a range of prizes including the Clarke Family Perpetual Cup. This event attracts some of the best shots from the British Army and the Army Cadet Force.
- Annual Regimental Dinner Event
Every year we host a special event, our Annual Regimental Dinner Night – a special occasion that takes the form of a Regimental Dinner, complete with long tables, Mess Dress with medals or black tie/posh frock, Regimental Silverware, PMC and other regimental traditions. Not just a very lovely, chef-prepared dinner but the evening also includes a performance by the Corps of Drums; presentations by Cadets who talk about their experiences in our cadet force and the impact it has had on their lives, and a Guest Speaker of note. We also have a silent auction and raffle for quality prizes.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. All details are released and can be found in the ‘News’ tab on this website.