Sea cadets and adult volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help spruce up a local wildlife haven.
The group from Castleford Sea Cadets cleared paths and picked up litter at Smawthorne Marsh, a former allotment in the town.
Armed with litter grabbers, safety gloves and plenty of refuse sacks the cadets filled 10 large sacks with rubbish while the adult volunteers cleared overgrown paths.
Chairman of Castleford Sea Cadets, Ian Kennedy said: “The cadets did a fantastic job. We are all so proud of their commitment to helping in their local community.”
Pictured from left: Petty Officer (SCC) Trish Collins, Petty Officer (SCC) Tom Etchells, Ordinary Cadet Callum Foreman. Back row: James Kettle, Admin Officer & Treasurer, Duncan Summers, Chairman, Ian Kennedy. Front row: Junior Cadet Ryan Kettle, Cadet Ben Walshaw, Cadet 1st Class Maddie Bailey.
Whether at sea or on land Sea Cadets offers young people between 10 and 18 an environment where they can find confidence and inspiration, through nautical adventure. Across the UK 14,000 young people are challenging themselves and learning new skills based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy to give them the best possible head start in life.