Fuelling up police cars has helped to power the next generation of sea cadets.
Wisbech Sea Cadets now have two new laptop computers and a printer thanks to Cambridgeshire Police.
The force has used points accumulated for filling up its vehicles at supermarkets and petrol stations to purchase new equipment for charities across the county.
PCs Steve Hinks and Mart Calvert presented the new laptops to youngsters at their meeting on Monday evening
Vice-president Barry Brown says the new computers will come in handy as a number of sea cadet courses are now run on line.
He said: “We would like to express our gratitude to the police.
“The cadets are impressed with the computers. Distance learning is something which is evolving now.”
The unit has a total of 15 to 18 cadets, who are aged between 10 and 18.
Sea cadets meet at their headquarters in Sandyland on Mondays and Thursdays from 1915 to 2115. The junior section for 10 to 12 year olds meets on Thursdays.