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Dancing the Night Away

On Saturday 18th March 3rdCB took over Leigh Community Centre for a band night fundraising event. Below Sea Level entertained over 200 parents, family, friends & leaders from the group for the evening  with their wide range of covers that filled the dance floor.

Ticket sales, the raffle and 100 square raised over £1,160 for 3rdCB, which will support a range of projects including our new boating centre and new sailing dinghies, as well as keeping our Scouting affordable.

Thanks to everyone who supported us tonight, particularly all the local businesses who kindly donated prizes, Leigh Community Centre for having us, and especially to Sarah Hodder for organising the whole fantastic evening.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Active Kids is backDo you shop at Sainsbury’s? Our Cubs are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers, which let us get activity & cooking equipment for FREE!

If you have any vouchers, please drop them in to the box in The Den so we can keep running an exciting & active programme for our young people.

Awards all round at Presentation Evening

Congratulations to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parents who received awards at our annual Presentation Evening on Saturday 25 February. We hope all the parents enjoyed hearing about what we’ve been up over the past yer year, and our plans for the future.

Each section gave a run down on their activities in 2016, before presenting awards to the young people who had achieved the most, and the lodges, sixes & patrols that had worked the hardest together and won various competitions throughout the year.
Continue reading Awards all round at Presentation Evening

Winter Fundraising Roundup

December has been a busy month for fundraising at 3rdCB. We started off with a new venture – singing Christmas Carols to commuters at Leigh Station on their way home. Led by Ralph Faulkes (aka Mr Baloo) the choir raised £407 over a couple of hours on a cold Tuesday evening – thank you to all those who came along and sang, as well as the generous commuters of Leigh, and to C2C for having us.

The next weekend we were in Morrison’s in Hadleigh helping shoppers pack their bags and spreading Christmas cheer in return for small donations. These worked out at over £1325 over two days thanks to the kindness of Morrison’s customers, along with a letter from the store’s Community Champion praising the efforts of the Scouts and inviting us back again soon.

Finally, Scout parent Giles Starkey has been busy on behalf of the Group as well. Giles was sponsored to sail 2,700 miles across the Atlantic from Grand Canaria to St Lucia as part of the ARC Rally on the 48′ yacht EH01. Giles raised over £1,250 for the Group’s new boating centre project (there still time to donate if you haven’t already), and arranged further donation of £3,500 from his employers at First State Investments – Thank you very much for all your work Giles.

If you have any ideas for fundraising activities, would like to donate, of if your company would be filling to support us, please get in contact. All funds raised are going towards our New Boating Centre Project and general operating costs to keep Scouting in Old Leigh affordable for all.

Annual Report 2016

The Group’s annual report for 2015/16 is now out, with details of what we’ve been up to over the past year.

At our AGM held on 12 July 2016, we also welcomed a number of new parents onto the Group’s Executive Committee, which looks after the management and finances of 3rdCB as required by charity law.

You can download a copy of the report below:

PDF Annual Report 2016

Raise funds for 3rdCB while you shop – Online Shopping with Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising websiteDo 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!

Visit 3rdCB.org.uk/easy-fundraising/ to find out more and sign up.