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.
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.
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.
Taking part in an event?
Running a marathon, taking part in a cycle ride or any other charity event. Why not choose 3rd Chalkwell Bay as your nominated charity. We can help out with publicity and are set up online with Just Giving and MyDonate to take the hassle out of sponsorship money.
EasyFundraising – raise money while you shop
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.
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
On Sunday 24th 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 .
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!