A huge thank you to all the Beaver and Cub parents who sent donations in for the CARE UK charity last week and those who delivered direct to the depot. We had lots of lovely warm clothing for both children and adults, baby blankets, nappies, wipes, baby milk and other foods and any monetary donations were converted into baby milk. All of these are desperately needed for families who are living in refugee camps in Lesbos and are facing the cold and wet winter weather living in tents..
You will be pleased to know that all your donations were loaded into the container on Saturday and are now en route to Greece. Rob, our Group Scout Leader was on hand to help with the mammoth task of loading a 40 foot shipping container.
The Charity have succeeded in their aim to send another container out before Christmas and amazingly have secured the funding for container No 31, which is due out on Saturday 2nd December. Loading starts at 9am at the base in Lostock. Any parents who can spare an hour to help with loading would be made very welcome.
If you would like more information, please contact Cyndy on 01606 851786. Donations are always welcome and can either be brought to the scout hall, or taken directly to the depot in Lostock, however, you would need to check the Facebook page for check opening times.
Thank you again for all your support – continuing to help us actively promote the Scout Promise – “to help other people”
Beaver Scout Leader /Explorer Scout Leader