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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Middlesbrough have slipped from 1st to 3rd in the Championship today.
Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells for the rest of Saturday. Cloudier, cooler with the risk of rain/drizzle into Sunday