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.


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

Fundraising Team Meeting
Feb 28 @ 20:15 – 21:15

Now is your chance to join us as a member of the Fundraising Team.

We are aiming to meet just four times a year at the Den for an hour to talk fundraising or the running of an event. We understand all lead busy lives but more hands make light work and all the Group benefit from every penny raised.

We have had some amazing helpers in the past and received great support for our events, which have funded activities, equipment and the general-running of the Group. We would like to thank them all for their hard work, whether it have been brainstorming fundraising ideas or assisting run an event and we hope they will join us again for another successful year!

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday 28 February at 20:15 at the Den, this is just to say hi, discuss ideas and start planning the fundraising year ahead (tea/coffee will be provided). Please come along it would be great to see you.

Fortune Garden Fundraiser
Mar 18 @ 17:30 – 19:30

On Sunday 18th March at 5.30pm we will be having a social/fundraising evening for families and friends of 3rdCB at Fortune Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1159-1161 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea to raise funds for 3rd Chalkwell Bay.

The prices are £16 for adults and £8 for children (under 10 years old), which will include a three-course meal with a good selection of choices. Options can be provided for Vegetarians, Pescatarians and Vegans – please indicate this on the form .

Rather than provide tickets, we will be confirming your places by either Facebook (on our secure 3rd CB page) or by text message, depending on your preference. That way everyone can see who is going and arrange tables together if required. I will do my best to accommodate any seating requests.

We are also planning to hold a raffle during the evening, and would welcome donations of prizes – please let me know if you would like to donate a prize or if you have any business contacts who might like to donate a raffle prize to our worthwhile cause.
It’s a great opportunity for a night out with family and friends and I hope to see as many of you there as possible. It should be a great night!

How to book

Print and return the slip in the letter below to The Den with payment.

PDF Fortune Garden Letter and Reply Slip

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