Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund costs of attending the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2019
- Swindon, UK
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On Sunday 17th June 2019, I will be jumping off the top of Jury's Inn Swindon (well abseiling!) to raise money for my trip to the World Scout Jamboree next year.
I am looking for your help in fundraising the £4,000 I need to cover the costs. I've already raised £1,000.
What is a World Scout Jamboree? The Jamboree brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills.
Held every four years, the 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia during the summer of 2019. 40,000 Scouts, from almost every corner of the globe, will gather for an action packed 12 days where they will be participating in activities ranging from mountain biking and skateboarding to community service and global sustainability. The theme of this Jamboree is ‘Unlock a New World’ which invites participants in to unlock new adventures, new cultures, and new friendships.
I am attending as 1 of 44 Scouts from Wiltshire although will be joining the Somerset contingent. Each participant needs to raise £4,000 which covers our transport, flights, and activities. Some of this fee also goes towards supporting participants from developing countries who otherwise would be unable to attend.
I am part of a group of 6 Scouts from Highworth that have been selected to represent Wiltshire/Somerset at the Jamboree and collectively we need to raise £24,000. We have already made a successful start to our fundraising having organised a successful car wash and helped the Round Table out with Santa just before Christmas. We have many more events lined up which we are looking forward to running including quiz nights and an introduction to the sport of roller derby.
It would be really great if you could support me.
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Jun 13, 2018
Good luck Ellen, the girls team at Highworth wish you all the best.
Jun 12, 2018
Good luck Ells. We're all behind you.
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