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Upcoming Event: Fundraising Band Night

Band Night, featuring Below Sea LevelThis event is now SOLD OUT! Thank you for all your support, it promises to be a great night.

We would love to invite you, your family and friends to our fundraising Band Night on 18 March 2017.

The evening promises to be great! The band ‘Below Sea Level’ are a very popular band who appeal to all ages and music tastes. Doors will open at 7.30pm and the band starts at 8pm finishing at 11.30pm in the lower hall of the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road.

The bar will be open but feel free to BYO snacks, grab a table or dance the night away!

Read more and get tickets…

Winter Fundraising Roundup

December has been a busy month for fundraising at 3rdCB. We started off with a new venture – singing Christmas Carols to commuters at Leigh Station on their way home. Led by Ralph Faulkes (aka Mr Baloo) the choir raised £407 over a couple of hours on a cold Tuesday evening – thank you to all those who came along and sang, as well as the generous commuters of Leigh, and to C2C for having us.

The next weekend we were in Morrison’s in Hadleigh helping shoppers pack their bags and spreading Christmas cheer in return for small donations. These worked out at over £1325 over two days thanks to the kindness of Morrison’s customers, along with a letter from the store’s Community Champion praising the efforts of the Scouts and inviting us back again soon.

Finally, Scout parent Giles Starkey has been busy on behalf of the Group as well. Giles was sponsored to sail 2,700 miles across the Atlantic from Grand Canaria to St Lucia as part of the ARC Rally on the 48′ yacht EH01. Giles raised over £1,250 for the Group’s new boating centre project (there still time to donate if you haven’t already), and arranged further donation of £3,500 from his employers at First State Investments – Thank you very much for all your work Giles.

If you have any ideas for fundraising activities, would like to donate, of if your company would be filling to support us, please get in contact. All funds raised are going towards our New Boating Centre Project and general operating costs to keep Scouting in Old Leigh affordable for all.

Leaders in HARP 24 Hour Race

HARP24 TeamA team of 7 leaders, parents & supporters from 3rdCB entered the HARP 24 Hour Race on 25-26 June, raising money for Our Big Project – the Group’s new boating centre.

The gruelling day and night running race was held at Westcliff Rugby Club and involved the team running as many laps as possible in a 24 hour period – in total they managed 153 miles!

Start of HARP 24The team consisted of: Tom Ager-Lowden (Scout Troop Assistant), Jamie Hockley (Cub Pack Assistant and Beaver & Cub Dad), Colin Lander (Long Standing Supporter of 3rdCB), Martin Palmer (Asst Cub Leader and Scout & Cub Dad), Louis Phillips (Asst Cub Leader), Rik Snarey (Scout Dad and husband of Asst Cub Leader Chantal) and Simon Whalley (Scout & Beaver Dad).

In total, the team raised over £1,100 towards the new boating centre. A huge thank you to all 7 of them, not to mention all the supporters who came to visit and cheer them on, and all the parents, relatives and friends who sponsored them and donated money to help us make Our Big Project a reality!

Prize Donations for May Fair

Please donate a bottle and/or any unwanted new gifts as prizes for our May Fair stalls.

Hook a duck stall at the May FairWhilst we are all enjoying the next bank holiday (Monday 30th May), the leaders, kids and a few parents will be trying to raise funds for all our children’s benefit. We would like to take a bumper tombola stall to the Leigh May Fair, as well as prizes for our other stalls, so anything you can donate will make a huge difference. Drop stuff at Den asap (pick up can be arranged for bulk donations!). A huge thank you in advance from the Parent Support Group.