4th Frodsham and the Mersey Weaver Contingent for Japan 2015 need your help! both are represented in the £500 grant award bracket in this year’s Frodsham Grants.
4th Frodsham are looking to use the £500 grant award to hit their target of £2000 to replace 4 patrol tents that were savaged by horrendous gales last year. The new tents would get a great christening at Chamboree 2014 if they were successful.
At our annual camp in 2013 we had 2 horrendous nights of gales and lots of rain, unfortunately 4 of our patrol tents were so badly damaged that we had no choice but to abandon them and squeeze together in our remaining tents for the rest of the camp. Fun but it had its problems. We have been fund raising now(quizzes and similar)since last August and have raised £1500 but we now have realised that the quality of tents we require will need us to raise £2000. So we are £500 short and we seem to be running short of time and ideas to raise a further £500 ourselves. We are taking our Beaver Scouts, cub scouts and scouts themselves to an international camp in Cheshire this year. We will be amongst 2500 other scouts from all over the world. This is a great experience for our scouts and hopefully we will not miss the opportunity for all the scouts who want to attend. So in summary we are after £500 to enable us to buy some new tents for an international camping experience for our range of childrenfrom 6 yrs to 15 yrs of age and of course use these tents for many future camps which we take the boys and girls each year. We currently have 75 boys and girls in our 3 scout sections.
The Mersey Weaver Contingent for Japan 2015 also need your help and like 4th Frodsham, they are in the £500 grant award category of this year’s grants. This money will help our lucky 7 get that little bit closer to reaching their fundraising goal of £22750 (and that not including the costs for the contingent leaders!). Zoe Kimber is a member of a Scout Group in Frodsham and is also a Frodsham resident. The £500 will go a long way to help Zoe and her cohorts not only experience Japan 2015 themselves but also help others experience the magic world of Scout Jamboree with all their amazing stories, pictures and memories of the “Spirit of Unity”.
We are seven scouts who have been selected to represent the Mersey Weaver District at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree which will be held during the summer of 2015 in Japan. Our challenge as members of the uk contingent(along with raising £3250 per applicant)is to Broaden Horizons. As Zoe Kimber lives in and attends scouts within Frodsham we request £500 to inspire and involve the local scout and wider youth community in the magic world of scout jamboree by holding a series of themed fundraising events designed to make a sustainable positive change within our local Frodsham community.
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