January Fundraising Update

Firstly a “Thank You” to you all for your support in 2019. This means that we start 2020 with a total of £21,000 raised so far, towards the building of the new hut. The target is £250,000 and we hope to raise much of this during 2020 so please please please spare a few minutes to read this newsletter and support wherever you can.

All support is appreciated, whether it be the donation of a raffle prize, baking a cake, helping out at an event or joining the fund-raising team. All help is very much appreciated.

Keep up to date with it all by joining our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/NanpantanScouts

So what has happened since our last update?

Santa fun run - £702

During early December a team of 16 successfully completed the Loughborough Santa Run, raising a fantastic £700 in sponsorship. Great fun was had by all. Thanks to all our runners.

November working day at the hut - £60

During the working day at the hut, we uncovered a number of unwanted ‘treasures’ which we managed to sell via social media, raising £60. Every little helps!

And now…..?

Music Magpie

Two of our Scouts, Euan and Matthew, have come up with the great idea of selling unwanted CDs via Music Magpie to help raise funds. Please do have a new year clear out and drop any unwanted CDs into the collection box at the hut, and they will do the rest. Couldn’t be easier for you!

Smarties tubes from Father Christmas

Father Christmas kindly gifted a tube of smarties to every Beaver, Cub and Scout just before Christmas. The content will have long since been eaten no doubt! But please do remember his request to fill the tube with any loose change and donate it, into the collection box in the hut. 20p’s fit just right!

And a great way to get on the 2020 Nice List already

What next? Grab your diary!

Family quiz night, Saturday 14th March, 6.30pm

We are organizing a family quiz night, including a hot supper and bar. Please join us!

Tickets £6 Adult and £3.50 for a child (up to 10 years)

Kindly hosted at Phoenix Bowling Club, Bowling Green Way, (off Park Road) LE11 2HH 

Please message via Facebook for tickets or email Emma on milesemma9@gmail.com

Swap-show, Sunday 19th April, 10–12am, Tesco community room, Park Road, LE11 2EX

Are your children frantically collecting Match Attax, Premier League, Lego, Marvel cards? But need a few to complete their collection? Then please come along to our swap shop to help complete their sets.

This event is open to all, so please do share this event with family, friends, at school – we need as many children and cards as possible to make this a success.

If you can’t attend but have cards, then all donations welcome.

Donation to take part £2 / child – Refreshments available. Enjoy a hot cuppa whilst the kids are amused!

Annual cake stall, Saturday 13th June, Loughborough market place

Calling all bakers! Please diary this date to create a cake contribution to our annual cake stall. Or can you loan a hand for an hour to man the stall maybe?

Charnwood Challenge, Sunday 20th September

Following the fantastic success of this event in 2019 we are delighted to confirm the 2020 challenge. Maybe kick start your New Year fitness regime with this as your goal? Details to follow in the summer.


Kerry, Alison and Emma

Written on January 7, 2020