Essex Yacht Club turned Black and Gold for the evening on 20 May, when it played host to our May Ball fundraiser. Around 80 leaders, families and friends of 3rdCB stepped about the former mine sweeper for canapés and a sumptuous dinner, then danced the night away until the small hours for a fun filled spring evening.
The evening raised just under £2,500 for the Group, thank you to everyone that joined us on the Wilton and made it such a huge success, and especially thanks to Essex Yacht Club for hosting us, all the Scouts and Explorers who served the meal, Marcus for the disco, and the awesome Nicky Veitch for bringing it all together and making the whole night happen!
A few more photos of the evening are on our members Facebook Group here and here.
3rdCB have been selected by the Co-Op in Leigh Broadway as one of the causes in their Community Fund, running from April until the end of September. This means that by selecting us, co-op will donate 1% of everything their members spend on Co-op branded products and services to us.
One of our current projects is to raise money to upgrade our fleet of training sailing boats. We want to replace the Wanderers, which have provided excellent service over the past 20 years teaching generations of Scouts how to sail, with new RS Quests which will allow us to improve and expand the level of teaching afloat that we provide.
All you need to do to support us is sign in to your co-op account using the link below, or sign up if you don’t have an account (it’s all free), and select us as your local cause. Then remember to swipe your co-op card every time you shop in store – co-op will do the rest. Previous co-op causes have raised over £3,000, so please sign up and support us in this round.
Some of you may have noticed a big blond mop of hair wandering around the Old Town over the last few months. This is Tom, one of our Explorer Unit Assistants; he lost a bet to not cut his hair from Christmas to Easter.
To help raise funds for 3rdCB, he got friends to sponsor him to cut it all off, and over the Easter weekend it all went! Well done Tom for raising over £100 for us!
This event is now SOLD OUT! Thank you for all your support, it promises to be a great night.
We would love to invite you, your family and friends to our fundraising Band Night on 18 March 2017.
The evening promises to be great! The band ‘Below Sea Level’ are a very popular band who appeal to all ages and music tastes. Doors will open at 7.30pm and the band starts at 8pm finishing at 11.30pm in the lower hall of the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road.
The bar will be open but feel free to BYO snacks, grab a table or dance the night away!
A huge thank you to everyone that was involved with Old Leigh Regatta on Sunday 18 September. The day was a big success and we raised over £2,500 for the Group from the Tea Tent, stalls and collecting tins. Thanks to all that helped with jumble, cake and teddy donations and to everyone that helped on the day too with the setting up and taking down the event as well as running the stalls, collecting tins and road barriers. We simply could not have run it without all your help. BIG THANKS!
Old Leigh was buzzing as families came down to enjoy the atmosphere and join in the run. A big thanks to The Daisy Bowlers and The Delta Jacks, who amongst others provided us with some great live music in the Mayflower car park to accompany 3rdCB’s games and stalls.
To top it off, the 3rdCB team won the Scout Pentathlon against 4th/6th Leigh. The two Old Town Groups battled it out in a sedan chair race, tug-o-war, rowning, sailing and the grand finale – the marsh race. A huge well done to all the boys that took park and maintained 3rdCB’s place on top!
A team of 7 leaders, parents & supporters from 3rdCB entered the HARP 24 Hour Race on 25-26 June, raising money for Our Big Project – the Group’s new boating centre.
The gruelling day and night running race was held at Westcliff Rugby Club and involved the team running as many laps as possible in a 24 hour period – in total they managed 153 miles!
The team consisted of: Tom Ager-Lowden (Scout Troop Assistant), Jamie Hockley (Cub Pack Assistant and Beaver & Cub Dad), Colin Lander (Long Standing Supporter of 3rdCB), Martin Palmer (Asst Cub Leader and Scout & Cub Dad), Louis Phillips (Asst Cub Leader), Rik Snarey (Scout Dad and husband of Asst Cub Leader Chantal) and Simon Whalley (Scout & Beaver Dad).
In total, the team raised over £1,100 towards the new boating centre. A huge thank you to all 7 of them, not to mention all the supporters who came to visit and cheer them on, and all the parents, relatives and friends who sponsored them and donated money to help us make Our Big Project a reality!
A huge thank you to all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parents that helped out at the May Fair on Monday and made it such a success. We raised £608 on the stalls, including a donation from St Clements for borrowing our marquee and tables.
The funds raised will be used to support activities for the Cubs & Scouts over the coming year, including the Troops’ visit to Essex International Jamboree in July.
Do you shop online? Of course you do! 3rdCB have signed up with Easy Fundraising, which gives us a donation every time you buy something online from a huge range of stores including Amazon, eBay, Argos, Expedia and Tesco.
It’s free to sign up and really simple to used. Once you’ve signed up every time you buy online, take a look on the Easy Fundraising site to see if your favourite shop is listed. If you buy, they donate a small percentage of the value back to 3rdCB – but you still pay the same price in the shop!
Thank you to all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & parents who joined us at Morrison’s on the 4th October for the bag packing fund raiser. We took a whopping £1,357.70 in donations! Well done! The leader team got so many comments from the shoppers about how polite and smart you all were.
We’re sharing half of the donations raised with Morrison’s chosen charity, but have been asked back before Christmas (Sun 6th December) to do some more bag packing, when it is much busier and we get to keep everything we take – more details will be out about that nearer the time.
Our share of the money raised is going towards the general Group running/activity fund.