Lieutenant Commander Alfie Simpson is from the sea cadets who are based at Derwentaugh in Scotswood in Newcastle.
The sea cadets are getting £50,000 from the Olympic Lottery funding.
Pam and Ian spoke to him earlier today.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Plans to demolish nearly 500 homes and rebuild a County Durham housing estate have been dropped.
Cloudy at times but temperatures and humidity on the rise