Category Archives: Fundraising

Information about the fundraising events and activities that keep 3rdCB running.

Co-Op Community Fund

3rdCB were very grateful to be selected as one of this year’s Co-op Community Fund charities in Leigh-on-Sea, supporting us in our bid to buy a new safety boat.

The scheme has now completed, and we’ve received a whopping £3,995 donation from the Co-op!

Thank you to everyone who nominated us and shopped in the Leigh Co-ops over the past year. Coupled with the £10,000 we’ve already received from Sports England, plus other fundraising activities, we’re ready to add to our safety boat fleet and offer even more activities on the water to young people. The boating team are currently investigating the best option for us so we can purchase it for the next sailing season.

Scouts Race Round the World

COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation. Whilst we at 3rdCB are very fortunate to be financially stable, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make ends meet. If they close their doors, thousands of young people will miss out on all the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring, precisely when they need us most.

The Scouts, as a national organisation, are asking everyone – including young people and their families, volunteers, and former Scouts – to sign up and join one of four teams as we #RaceRoundTheWorld.

The four teams are racing each other to see who can be the first to travel the 43,000 miles to get round the world. Everyone who takes part will be following our route at least once, though we’re encouraging everyone to take on as many miles as they can manage!

Find out more and sign up here, and don’t forget to let us know how you get on: scouts.org.uk/about-us/support-scouts/race-round-the-world/

National Lottery Funding for new Safety Boat

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

Amazon Smile

Amazon Snile: You shop, Amazon givesWe’ve teamed up with online retailer Amazon to support the Group’s efforts to keep Scouting in Leigh-on-Sea affordable and accessible to all.

With Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice, and we really hope you’ll choose to support 3rd Chalkwell Bay. So far this has raised over £3 million for UK charities!

It’s really easy – simply sign up to support us at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/302078-0, then every time you shop online at Amazon remember to go via smile.amazon.co.uk (not the normal www.amazon.co.uk) and we’ll bet a small percentage of your purchases every time to support your local Scout Group. This is the full Amazon store and it costs you nothing extra at all. Continue reading Amazon Smile

Spring Fundraising Update

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 fundraising@3rdcb.org.uk or jot it down and drop it into The Den on any section night. Continue reading Spring Fundraising Update

Safety Boat Fundraising supported by Co-op Community Fund

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

Scout Teams Run for HARP 24

3rdCB HARP24 Team

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:


Continue reading Scout Teams Run for HARP 24

Fish Supper Quiz Night Fun

As part of our fundraising efforts to expand our HQ and increase the number of activities we can run in Old Leigh, we held a Fish n Chip Supper and Quiz Night in The Den on Saturday 8 June.

‪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.

Fundraising Meal A Huge Success

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.

A big thank you must go to Fortune Garden for hosting us, June Store Coffee & Donuts for donating gifts and to the fundraising team for organising the event.

Further fundraising events are being planned, so we look forward to seeing you all at the next one!

All afloat for Hen-Leigh Open Day

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.

More photos of the day on our members-only Facebook Group here