Fundraising

3rd Chalkwell Bay is a registered charity, run by a team of dedicated volunteers. We rely on donations and fundraising, along with our members subscriptions, to keep the Group running and ensure Scouting in Old Leigh affordable for all.

We currently have two capital projects that we are raising money for, which you can find out more about below.

New Boating Centre
Building a new boating centre adjacent to our current HQ in Old Leigh to expand training opportunities for young people.  Learn more…
Replacement Training Boats
Replacing our fleet of Wanderer dinghies to improve and expand sailing training.
Learn more…

How you can help

Over the course of a year we run a number of fundraising events, from quizzes and curry nights to large events like Old Leigh Regatta. The Scouts are always involved in these events and families are welcome and encouraged to join in too. Scroll down for a list of our current fundraising events.

3rdCB have also teamed up with EasyFundraising, 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! Click here to find out more and sign up.

If you would like to make a donation we are working with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to receive these online using the form below, or please contact a member of the leader team. If you work for a company who sponsors youth projects, have skills to offer, have fundraising ideas or can help out with events or grant submissions please let us know.

Giftaid

By signing a Giftaid declaration we are able to claim back an additional 25% on all donations and subscriptions from HMRC, which over the course of a year is a significant amount. For parents, if you’ve not already filled out a Giftaid form, please download one here and return it to your child’s section leader.

Upcoming fundraising events

Dec
9
Sat
Bag Packing (Fundraising)
Dec 9 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Group will be taking part in a series of fundraising events at Morrison’s in Hadleigh, assisting shoppers in packing their shopping bags for a small donation to the Group.

The dates are:

  • Saturday 16 September 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 17 September 11.00 – 15.00
  • Saturday 9 December 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 10 December 11.00 – 15.00
  • Please note the planned days on 7-8 October have been cancelled

In previous years we have raised several thousand pounds doing this; a significant amount of money that helps sustain our activities and equipment, and keeping subs at a reasonable level.

We will be there between 10 and 4 on Saturday, and 11 and 3 on Sunday. With around 170 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (not including the Leaders) we hope that everyone can attend for an hour or two so that we can have two people on each checkout.

Please come in uniform. The more people that come to help the more money we can raise for activities and equipment.

Please note there will be no food/drink supplied by the Group or Morrisons, and you will need to dropped off and collected from the store. There will be at least two leaders from various sections present throughout to supervise and to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to Morrison’s or their customers.

If you have any friends or family in the area that need some shopping please get them to pop in and see us.

Dec
10
Sun
Bag Packing (Fundraising)
Dec 10 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Group will be taking part in a series of fundraising events at Morrison’s in Hadleigh, assisting shoppers in packing their shopping bags for a small donation to the Group.

The dates are:

  • Saturday 16 September 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 17 September 11.00 – 15.00
  • Saturday 9 December 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 10 December 11.00 – 15.00
  • Please note the planned days on 7-8 October have been cancelled

In previous years we have raised several thousand pounds doing this; a significant amount of money that helps sustain our activities and equipment, and keeping subs at a reasonable level.

We will be there between 10 and 4 on Saturday, and 11 and 3 on Sunday. With around 170 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (not including the Leaders) we hope that everyone can attend for an hour or two so that we can have two people on each checkout.

Please come in uniform. The more people that come to help the more money we can raise for activities and equipment.

Please note there will be no food/drink supplied by the Group or Morrisons, and you will need to dropped off and collected from the store. There will be at least two leaders from various sections present throughout to supervise and to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to Morrison’s or their customers.

If you have any friends or family in the area that need some shopping please get them to pop in and see us.

Make a donation

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