We put the FUN in FUNdraising!

To mark National Tea Day on 21st April, Ros & Richard invited some friends and neighbours round for tea, cake and a good old natter – and raised £185 in donations. What an easy way to raise money!

The First “1st Northwood Big Night In”

Many thanks to Maxine & Bob for setting the ball rolling by hosting a Big Night In dinner party on Good Friday. Each guest paid £10 towards the Appeal fund, so that’s another £100 in the bank for us and a fun evening for those taking part. Who’s next?

Congratulations, Sam!

Sam Jenkins has exceeded his sponsorship target of £274. He took part in a sponsored 50 mile bike ride on 1st April; there is still time to make a donation. Click here to visit Sam’s My Donate page.

Thank you for supporting the Appeal, Sam.

‘Easyfundraising’ is exactly what it says!

This idea could raise us a great deal of money!
All you have to do is register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk and select “1st Northwood Scouts New Hut Appeal” as your good cause. (Please note there is another Group on there with the same name as ours called “1st Northwood Scout Group” from Cowes on the Isle of Wight – please don’t select the wrong one!) Then whenever you make an online purchase at any of the stores listed on their site, such as Boots, Amazon, John Lewis, Expedia, Argos and hundreds more, you place your order via easyfundraising instead of going direct, and we get a donation. It costs you nothing, and gains us a lot of money.
When you do sign up, please click the Donation Reminder facility, then if you were to forget to use easyfundraising and go direct to a site that qualifies, it will prompt you to go via the correct route. How clever is that!

£100,000 APPEAL FOR NEW 1ST NORTHWOOD SCOUTING CENTRE

An enlarged and modern facility for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers

APPEAL LAUNCHED. On the 1st of March at Fairfield Church in Northwood Hills, the 1st Northwood Scout Group launched its £100,000 appeal to replace the existing Scout Hut with an enlarged Scouting Centre. The launch was attended by the Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr John Hensley, and the Deputy Mayor Cllr Carol Melvin; there were also several other important guests present including all three Northwood Hills Councillors, Chief Inspector Rob Bryan and some of his staff, and several members of the REN District senior team. The hall was filled to capacity with guests and many young members and their parents.

At the end of the meeting, Nigel Stone, the Bursar of St John’s School, presented a jumbo cheque to the Group for £1,000, kick starting the fundraising appeal.

We are fortunate to have as our Patrons for the appeal Nick Hurd MP and Councillor Carol Melvin. Nick Hurd was unable to attend, but addressed the meeting via a pre-recorded video.

Watch Nick Hurd’s video

Click here for more about this exciting project.