Christmas Came Early to 1st Normandy Scout Group

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A Christmas Bazaar at 1st Normandy Scouts HQ has just raised over £2000 towards the replacement of our hut roof.

All of the sections were involved in the preparations of items to sell on the day; the Beavers made magic reindeer food, the Cubs made dog toys and planted bulbs into pots, the Scouts created marshmallow sticks and the Explorers made bird boxes.

The event included 15 paying stallholders selling crafts and gifts, plus chocolate and wine tombola’s, face painting and a fun ukulele workshop ‘learn to play Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer’.  Premium grade Christmas Trees were sold to order and the day culminated with a raffle with over 40 fabulous prizes donated by supportive local businesses.

The event, sponsored by Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents in Ash Vale, was a great afternoon of fun and entertainment.  One visitor said, “we only popped down for an hour, but we were having so much fun, we ended up staying all afternoon!”.

We urgently need to raise nearly £20,000 to replace our asbestos roof before it becomes unsafe and are looking for sponsors for future events/donors towards their roof fund.  If you think you may be able to help, please contact [email protected]