We are so pleased to announce we have been awarded £10,000 of National Lottery funding through Sport England to purchase a new safety boat, helping us to expand the opportunities we can offer to the young people of Leigh-on-Sea, and particularly supporting the This Girl Can campaign. Thanks to everyone who plays National Lottery games for your support, and all those who support our fundraising events! Continue reading National Lottery Funding for new Safety Boat
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Welcome to our Spring fundraising update, letting you know what’s going on in 3rdCB and how you can support your Scout Group.
We Need Your Ideas
This year is now well underway and the fundraising team are busy planning events to get everyone involved. To help us do this, we would really appreciate any ideas that you may have for events you would like to see throughout the year. Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to run them, we just need some ideas! Any ideas you have please email Megan and the team at email@example.com or jot it down and drop it into The Den on any section night. Continue reading Spring Fundraising Update
We’re excited to have been selected by the Co-op in Leigh as one of the local causes for their Community Fund for the next year. We’re raising funds for a new safety boat, allowing us to expand the opportunities we can offer for activities afloat, getting even more young people out on the water learning new skills, team work and self-reliance.
By signing up as a Co-op member and selecting to support 3rdCB, we get 1% of everything that you spend on Co-op branded products and services. In a previous round a couple of years ago this funding raised over £3,000 for 3rdCB, and paid for one of our new RS Quest sailing dinghy!
All you need to do is sign in to your Co-op account if you have one – or sign up if not (it only costs £1) – and nominate us as your local cause, then remember to swipe your co-op card every time you shop in store. This is an amazing opportunity for us and we’re really grateful to Co-op for this support, so please sign up and support your Scout Group.
To sign up and nominate us as your preferred local charity, please visit https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/37211
3rdCB entered two teams into this year’s HARP 24 hour race this weekend, raising money for the Group and HARP, Southend Homeless charity.
Over 24 hours the whole Scouting family, made up of leaders, parents, Scouts and their families, ran 370 miles (that’s 595km)!
The team have put in an amazing effort and raised over £3,440, smashing last years total – thank you so much to everyone that supported them and donated.
Runner Sophie Rogers made a short video of highlights from the 3rdCB teams’ day at this year’s HARP24:
A great fun night, and wonderful to see so many families with the Scouts & Explorers along with leaders and their friends come down for the evening. We raised over £800 for the Group, and more importantly had a great time doing it.
A huge thanks to everyone who came and made it a fun night, and especially to Quizmaster Tim, Scorekeeper Sam, and organisers Megan & Marcus.
It was terrific to see so many people tonight at our Chinese meal fundraiser. The evening had fantastic food, a great atmosphere and best of all we raised £559 for 3rd CB.
Further fundraising events are being planned, so we look forward to seeing you all at the next one!
Saturday 30 June saw our annual Open Day at The Den, this year with a Hen-Leigh Regatta theme.
Great to see so many people come down to see us in the old town. Across the site we had fun and games for all ages, and if you got hungry there was a BBQ, Paella and so many cakes on offer. For the more adventurous we ran sailing and motor boat experiences (even if it was pretty windy on the day). We were also treated to visits from Southend Lifeboat and Essex Police Marine Unit with their RIBs to show us a what they do (the Scouts were very upset they couldn’t have a trip out on them).
At the end of the day we drew the raffle for a selection of Henley-themed prizes, including the top prize of VIP tickets the real Henley Royal Regatta next summer – congratulations to everyone who won prizes, drawn at random by a variety of young people. Overall we raised £601 for 3rdCBs funds to help support our Scouting Adventures in Old Leigh. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and cakes, and for buying raffle tickets and all the food, it really does make a big difference to the activities we can offer.
Finally, a huge thanks to Sarah, Amy, Sonia, Megan and all of the team for all of their hard work in organising the event, and who made the day so much fun.
And they’re off! Our two teams of runners have completed the HARP 24 hour race on 23-24 June.
HARP 24 is a 24 hour running race held at Westcliff Rugby Club to raise funds to update and expand the facilities at our HQ in Old Leigh, and to support the wonderful work of HARP Southend with our town’s homeless. The idea is to run as many laps as you can within that time with one member of the team constantly on the go. It was great to have so many visitors come over say hello and cheer the team on .
The team of leaders and parents have done really well raising funds – we’ve smashed the original target, let’s see if we can make it to £2,000 – there’s still time to donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/3cb-harp24/ so please dig deep and donate to support 3rdCB and the amazing HARP Southend.
UPDATE: We’ve like to thank the team of HARP24 2018: Adele & Sophie Rogers, Freya Dumbell, Kara & Ross Gerrie, David Googe, Louis Phillips, Paul Taylor, Chantal Snary, Damian Smith, Vince Payne, Martin Palmer, Megan Richardson and Tom Ager-Lowden, and of course Will Rogers for his Energy bars sales. Over the 24 hour effort the 2 teams covered over 230 miles in a non-stop relay. They all had a great weekend outdoors, promoting Scouting, eating plenty and raising over £1,800 for the group. We hope they are all keeping up the fitness to join us for 2019 and maybe we can even recruit some new faces for a 2019 event.
If you are looking for a challenge to aim for in 2019 and to motivate you towards some regular exercise please contact the fundraising team at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk and reserve the 22-23rd June 2019 in your diary.
Our first fundraising event of the year was held on Sunday 17 March – Chinese dinner out at Fortune Garden on London Road. We had a great night, with fantastic food, fun company, and best of all we raised £619 for the Group which will be used to help us run more activities for the young people of Leigh-on-Sea.
Thanks to Fortune Garden for hosting us and serving such amazing food, to everyone who come along and supported the evening and donated prizes to the raffle, and of course to Amy for all her hard work in organising the evening.
More exciting events are planned for this year, and we hope to see you all at the next one soon.