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What’s going on in 3rd Chalkwell Bay

Percussion’s back in the water

After many months of hard work and fundraising by the Explorer Unit, the Group’s EOD, Percussion,  is back in the water. After a thorough test sail during the week, the Unit took her, along with the Gig, a Wanderer and a couple of support boats over to Yantlet Beach in Kent for an overnight expedition, sleeping out under the stars.

Here’s a quick video of the fleet under sail on the way back home on Sunday morning:

Many thanks to everyone from 3rdCB and Essex YC that helped out by donating their time or money to the project.

£250 Donation For Building Project

3rd CB has received a cheque of the sum of £250 to go towards the fund raising of our new building project. The donation was raised by the Leigh on Sea Masonic Lodge No.4708 and was handed over to our GSL, Carol Tissington last week. A huge 3rd CB thank you goes out to them and their extremely kind donation!

This makes the current total raised so far for our big project £6,250.

Our BIG Project

Our BIG project was launched Saturday, all those that attended had a good time, thanks to Beth for thinking of wine tasting as an idea for an event and arranging it all, and thanks too to Cheryl for providing the food.

Some of the plans for the proposed development were revealed and the sum of £350,000 is needed to provide this. There will be workshop, boat storage, camp storage, changing and shower facilities, training rooms, first aid room and an extensive look-out balcony to enable over-seeing of water activities, this providing excellent Sea Scout and Sea Ranger training opportunities and enabling extending the number of youngsters that can participate.

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