We are seeking your help as we prepare to raise £21,570 to enable six of our young members to attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in the summer of 2019.
We would welcome offers from people within the Broxtowe Borough Council area of:
a) Cuddly toys – even used ones that we can ‘renovate’ for a mammoth “cuddly toy” tombola
b) Prizes we can use in raffles at a whole host of fundraising activities over the next six months
c) Offers of major prizes for a Grand Prize Draw later this year
If you can help please email us. Thank you
The following young people have been selected to represent SW Notts District as members of the Nottinghamshire Scouts Unit to attend the World Scout Jamboree which will take place in West Virginia in the USA in 2019:
Aden Glover-Newson (Pioneer Explorer Scout Unit, Inham Nook, Chilwell and Young Leader at 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group), Leah Charles (1st Stapleford Scout Group), Ruby Porter (6th Beeston Scout Group), David Fyfe (Pioneer Explorer Scout Unit, Inham Nook, Chilwell), Ewan Hoole (2nd Chilwell (Christ Church) Scout Group) and Finlay Hunt (2nd Toton Scout Group).
These young people were chosen following a challenging selection weekend camp at Drum Hill Scout Camp in November 2017, Each of them now face the challenge of raising £3595 – being the cost of attending the Jamborroe, with the support of their own Scout Group/Explorer Scout Unit and SW Notts District Scout Council. We congratulate them on being selected and offer the our full support as they prepare to attend this amazing life-changing international event.
We are seeking the support of the local community in helping them raise these funds over the next 18 months. If local organisations feel they would like to support them we would welcome their offers of help. It is a dauntng task but they will welcome your help. This can come through local charitable trusts offering donations towards the cost or from businesses offering opportunties for them to raise funds through, for example, bag-packing at supermarkets, or offering opportunities for them to raise funds at loacl community events such as local carnivals.
In addition they will be holding fund-raising events themselves, and they will welcome your support.
These young people have proved they deserve our support. by demonstrating their determination to represent their local community at an event which will see 50,000 scouts from all corners of this planet come together in the USA in 2019 to work for cooperation and understanding amongst young people who are united by their Scout Law and Promise.
If you can help in any way, please contact Simon Clark, District Commissioner, at email@example.com. We would value your support for these amazing young people.
A personal note from Stan
Now that I am retired I have taken up several charitable appointments and currently I am helping raise funds for two of these. I chair the SW Notts Scouts Executive Committee which is raising funds to help Scouts attend the International Scout Jamboree that will be held in the USA in 2019. I am also the lay-chair of the St Michael and All Angels (Bramcote Parish Church) Parochial Church Council which is raising funds for a number of commitments, repairs and projects that will benefit the church and the local community. I would really love it if you could help me support both of these causes.
On 26 August I will walk with my dog Charlie from my home in Bramcote to Langley Mill and back. We will use part of the Erewash Valley Trail along the Nottingham Canal Nature Reserve. After we return (hopefully at around 4pm) I will be hosting a barbecue at my home.
Would you please consider sponsoring me and Charlie for the walk, and/or come to the barbecue and make a donation towards these two worthy causes? I would be very grateful indeed. All donations that are made out to Stan Heptinstall will be put in a special account and then the whole will be split 50/50 between the two charities. Alternatively you can donate directly to either ‘SW Notts Scouts’ or ‘Bramcote PCC’ if that is your wish.
Matt Rooney, County Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has announced that Christine Sheard has been appointed Deputy County Commissioner (Adult Support) – a role which she will combine with that of County Training Manager. She succeeds Margaret Cooper who has held this role for several years.
This is a well-deserved appointment and we offer our heartiest congratulations to Christine and wish her well in her new roles.
Christine will remain District Local Training Manager in SW Notts. She has been and will continue to be a huge asset to the District in this role.
I am sure the skills and commitment she has shown in managing and spearheading Leader Training in SW Notts will be echoed at County level.