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

May
20
Sat
May Ball
May 20 @ 18:30 – 23:59

The return of our incredibly popular May Ball on board HQS Wilton, The Essex Yacht Club, raising funds for the Group as well as an excuse for a good social event.

The evening will commence with a reception at 18.30 in the upper saloon, guests will then sit down to a delicious 3 course dinner, followed by a fun fundraising auction. Finally, there will be a raffle, and dancing to our resident DJ, Marcus Dean, to complete the evening. The dress code is Black Tie / Cocktail dress, with carriages at 1am. This will be a popular evening – our last ball in 2015 sold out very quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cost £25 per head, and all proceeds will go straight back into 3rd CB to support projects including the new boating centre, new sailing dinghies and keeping Scouting affordable at The Den. They are on sale from now until 7 May.

To book your place, please print and return the slip below with your payment as soon as possible to The Den or directly to Nicky. For any queries, offers of help, or raffle & auction donations please get in touch with Nicky at Events@3rdCB.org.uk.

PDF May Ball Letter & Ticket Application

May
29
Mon
St Clements May Fair
May 29 @ 10:00 – 16:00

A well established and central part of the life of Leigh-on–Sea, St. Clement’s May Fair is held in Leigh Library Gardens on the second Bank Holiday Monday in May.

3rdCB will have some stalls and games there manned by the Scouts raising funds for the Group, so please come along and see us.

The gardens buzz with a range of attractive crafts, gifts and information stalls. There’s a barbecue, tea tent and other refreshments. Bouncy castles and other amusements for the children, a lovely day all round.

Weather permitting this is a day when the tower of St. Clement’s is open. It’s a long way up but so worth the climb to see the incredible view.

Jun
24
Sat
Three Peaks Challenge
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

3rdCB leaders Kate Emery and Laura Gordon-Rust are climbing the three highest peaks in England Scotland and Wales: Snowdon, in Wales (1085m), Scafell Pike, in England (978m), and Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m). All this within 24 hours, raising money for 3rdCB and Glendale School!

Find out more about the event and sponsor them if you can at:
https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/kateandlaura-threepeaks

Sep
10
Sun
Old Leigh Regatta
Sep 10 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scouts man the stalls at this year's Leigh Regatta
Scouts man the stalls at 2015’s Leigh Regatta

The Leigh Regatta in Leigh-on-Sea is an annual community & charity event organised by the Sea Scout/Explorer Groups based in the Old Town along with the Leigh Lions. Each year, the event raises money for nominated charities as well as for the local Scout Groups around Leigh-on-Sea.

The Old Leigh High Street will close for the whole day, allowing the Leigh Regatta to take full advantage of the space for all the entertainment, craft stalls, side shows, competitions and water events, including sailing run by EYC & LSC, the Scout Pentathlon, Cub Welly Hoying, live music, fun stalls and entertainers.

All Scouts & Explorers are asked to help on stalls, raise money and set up/pack up on the day. We also need support from parents and families on stalls and in the tea tent, and donations of prizes for our stalls which raise funds for 3rdCB. This is our biggest fund raising event of the year, if you can help out please talk to any of the leaders.

We’re after donations of cakes, teddies, jumble and old crockery, so if you like backing or are having a post-summer clear out, please drop them into The Den before the Regatta.

We’re also after adult help in the tea tent and on the Scout stalls on the day. If you have an hour or two free and are able to help out please drop us an email at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk with when you’re about to we can put a rota together, or just pop down on the day and talk to one of the leaders.

Ephemerals
HW: 1600A – 5.9m

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