A fundraising page has been set up to help the Sea Cadets after Tuesday’s fire at their Wicksteed Park base.
Commanding officer Marc Pether said they lost everything in the fire but were hoping to be up and running by April 2017.
Now, a page has been set up to help them in their battle - and it has already raised more than £1,500.
The page reads: “The boating station is an instrumental part of the Sea Cadets’ journey, with the unit spending many summer evenings on the lake learning new skills from sailing to windsurfing.
“As you can imagine our cadets, staff and parents are devastated.
“The cadets get so much out of being on the water and have many memories of great times. This is such a loss for our unit.
“We can only look forward as no good will come from going backwards.
“We will do everything we can to rebuild and restock our boating station and with the help provide by your donations we can turn this around to be the place we had worked so hard to make it.”
To donate, click here.