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Weʼre raising £2,800 to help James Firth to attend the Australian Jamboree 2019

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I am aged 14 and a member of Colchester Air Scouts. I have been involved in Scouting since I was 6 years’ old, and will soon become an Explorer Scout. I love Scouting because it is totally inclusive, and nobody is ever made to feel different but just fits in. There are brilliant leaders who support us in many adventurous activities.

I have been selected to represent Essex and the UK at the Australian Jamboree 2019, which will be held in Adelaide in January 2019. I will be departing home on Boxing Day 2018 and spending just over three weeks away from my family on the other side of the world. This is a once in a lifetime educational experience which will help me to grow and develop in confidence, and to have the opportunity to meet Scouts from many other countries around the world. We will be split into small patrols which will include approximately 8-9 Scouts from across the South Pacific and Australasian Continent. Within our units, we will camp together, sleep and cook together, and will take part in community and environmental projects, adventurous activities and teambuilding challenges. We will also be able to swap stories about Scouting within our respective countries and learn about different cultures.

I will benefit also from visiting a number of attractions in Hong Kong, Cairns and Sydney, including the night markets, Great Barrier Reef, an aborigonal village in the rainforest and the Blue Mountains. I will experience nature and wildlife at first hand, Australian history and heritage, and study the ecosystem of the rainforest.

I am fundraising towards the fee of £2800. This is an important part of the process, as I will be developing my practical and inter-personal skills by doing so.

Fundraising activities will include washing cars, car boot sales, a quiz night, a sponsored swim, and more.

There are 10,500 miles from Colchester to Sydney, so I will be swimming the equivalent in metres, 420 lengths of a full length swimming pool, over four sessions.

I would welcome any help and support, either by way of sponsorship or donations for boot sales or raffles. I can’t wait to begin this exciting journey!

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  • James Firth8 months ago
    James Firth

    James Firth

    8 months ago
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    I'm almost a quarter of the way there with my fundraising, which is great, thank you so much for your support. I also did the first quarter of my swim at the weekend, and swim 106 length, or 2650m. If we pretend that's miles, then I'd be in Dubai now! Thank you again for your generous support. I'm doing a car boot sale at the weekend, 1 of a few!

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Page last updated on: 9/28/2018 5:48 AM

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20

  • Shaun Radcliffe

    Shaun Radcliffe

    Sep 28, 2018

    £5.00

  • Donise Perkins

    Donise Perkins

    Jul 24, 2018

    An amazing opportunity for you, good luck with the fundraising and have a fantastic time

    £10.00

  • Dominic Whyte

    Dominic Whyte

    May 2, 2018

    A wonderful opportunity, have a great time!

    £20.00

  • Oliver Drapper

    Oliver Drapper

    Apr 25, 2018

    £10.00

  • Chris Barber

    Chris Barber

    Apr 25, 2018

    Good luck with your adventure James!

    £5.00

  • Joanna Bisdee

    Joanna Bisdee

    Apr 25, 2018

    Go James! Xx

    £30.00

  • Auntie Gillian and Uncle Mick

    Auntie Gillian and Uncle Mick

    Apr 5, 2018

    Well done James and good luck with your fundraising. Lots of love xxx

    £30.00

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