A 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!
The 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!
A huge thank you to all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parents that helped out at the May Fair on Monday and made it such a success. We raised £608 on the stalls, including a donation from St Clements for borrowing our marquee and tables.
The funds raised will be used to support activities for the Cubs & Scouts over the coming year, including the Troops’ visit to Essex International Jamboree in July.
Do you shop online? Of course you do! 3rdCB have signed up with Easy Fundraising, 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!
Visit 3rdCB.org.uk/easy-fundraising/ to find out more and sign up.
Thank you to all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & parents who joined us at Morrison’s on the 4th October for the bag packing fund raiser. We took a whopping £1,357.70 in donations! Well done! The leader team got so many comments from the shoppers about how polite and smart you all were.
We’re sharing half of the donations raised with Morrison’s chosen charity, but have been asked back before Christmas (Sun 6th December) to do some more bag packing, when it is much busier and we get to keep everything we take – more details will be out about that nearer the time.
Our share of the money raised is going towards the general Group running/activity fund.
3rdCB ran some games and stalls at St Clement’s May Fair on Bank Holiday Monday. We raised £415 from the stalls, plus another £200 donation for the use of our marquee, tables and chairs. That means we’ve raised a grand total of £615 for the Group, a great result and a massive thank you to all the Scouts, Explorers & Leaders who were there for you hard work in making the day a success.
Thank you so much to everybody who helped at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 7th March; we made a grand total of £364.09 profit! It was great to have some of our regular supporters as well as some new faces. Thanks also to everyone who donated jumble and cakes. Also a huge thank you goes to Holly Whiteley for organising the sale!
As part of the Group’s continued fundraising for the new building, we are holding a Jumble Sale at The Den on Saturday 7th March. Continue reading Jumble Sale – Saturday 7th March
Fundraising is key to keeping 3rdCB running, and our young people in all sections enjoying the facilities available to them. To kick start these events for 2015 we are holding a curry night at Le Raj, London Road, Leigh on Sea (near to The Elms pub) on Sunday 8th February starting at 6pmThis should be a really good evening and you are more than welcome to bring friends & family along with you. All it will cost is £12 per adult and £ 10 per child. Continue reading Curry night fundraiser – Sun 8 Feb 15
As part of our fundraising effort for the new boating centre project, the Group spend a weekend at Morrison’s in Hadleigh, helping customers pack their shopping for small donation. There was a really good turn out from the Scouts and Explorers, with a few Cubs along as well, and lots of parents coming in to say hello whist they did their shopping. In total we raised over £2,100 during the weekend. Well done to everyone that came along, and thank you to Morrison’s for having us and making us so welcome.
The donations have been counted, and we raised a massive £2,766 on the day from the Tea Tent, stalls and collections by the Sea Scout and Sea Rangers. This is in addition to the Explorers’ £320 share from the Krazy Kitchen & Coconut shy.
This is an amazing amount, especially from just one day, and we would like to say a huge thank you to the many young people, parents and helpers that came down to support the tea tent, stalls and work on the barriers. Without you we could not have run our side of the Regatta and raise such a high amount.
Next year will hopefully be back to both days and we will need help again from parents. Many of you on the day said that you would be happy to help and get involved. More information will be given out as and when things develop for next year’s event. Again, huge thanks to all involved.