The role of the Parent Support Group
The Parent Support Group was set up to allow the leaders to take a step back from some of the fundraising and give them time to concentrate on what they’re kindly donating their time to do – entertain and educate our kids! When our kids are enjoying scouting activities we get some free time and so giving one or two hours back seems only fair. We are keen to avoid lots of meetings and just purely focus on doing a few fundraising events to generate some much needed funds for the whole group which pays for the day-to-day running of 3rd CB and keeps subscription fees down for all of us.
How can you get involved
The parent support group has only just been formed and we’d love to have some more parents get involved. Also, it would be great to hear about any great fundraising ideas you may have.
Doing your bit
The jumble sale example:
- Help on the day
For the whole event, or equally, just to help set up the stalls or clear the den after the event. Any assistance, even for part of the event, would be greatly appreciated.
- Pop in to show support
If you have plans that day, why not just fly in, say hi, grab a tea and a bargain and then fly back out the door.
- Start the ball rolling
It’s appreciated that some people may work at the weekends or have commitments on the day of the event. If so, perhaps you could make a small token donation to get the funds started. For those giving up their time to run the events it would certainly be a welcome boost to start the day with a few pounds in the kitty already.
- Got an idea?
All ideas are welcomed and will be investigated.
Always keep 3rd CB front of mind if you, or someone you know, is giving anything away. Any unwanted Christmas/birthday presents, etc, can be used as great raffle prizes. Please send them to the Den, marked ‘raffle’, at any time of the year.
A drop in the ocean
However successful one of the fundraising ideas maybe, it’s unlikely to come close to the amount corporate sponsorship could provide for the Group. If your company does such a thing, please take the time just to investigate the possibilities.
Find out more
No endless meetings. Just an hour or two here and there to help fund the great work the leaders do in entertaining and educating our kids. Ask how you can get involved and get onboard!
For more information, speak to one of the Parent Support Group (one of the leaders can point you in the right direction). Alternatively, email Andy at fundraising@3rdCB.org.uk.
Upcoming fundraising activities
The event takes place at Westcliff Rugby club on 23rd-24th June. The teams run (as best as possible) a non-stop relay for 24 hours. This can be run or walked, and there is no target on the number or speed of laps. The objective is to have a personal challenge, have fun (maybe dress up?), and raise some funds for Harp and 3rd CB. No-one should feel they can’t contribute.
In 2016 our team of 8 comprising leaders, fathers and friends raised over £1,000. We all achieved more than expected, we ate more BBQ than the calories we ran off, we slept (ish) under scout canvass and enjoyed the experience of running through day, night and twilight.
If you’re interested or would like more information please get in contact with Martin Palmer at email@example.com
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.
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