JUMBLE SALE 2021 is cancelled!
We have decided that we cannot hold our Jumble Sale in 2021. We simply cannot predict with any confidence how well things will be going in May and whether we would be able legally to hold the event, nor whether our many helpers will have any appetite for attending and helping at a large gathering such as ours. We have also considered holding it in September, but that should be the time when Scouting really will return to normal and it would be unfair to stop all the sections from meeting in the Scouting Centre for a month or more while we gathered and sorted the jumble.
Bearing in mind that we also cancelled the Jumble Sale in 2020, the Group will have lost its major source of income for two years running. While our expenses have been lower, we still have to pay all of the utility bills, rent, insurance and keep the minibus legal. If you would like to help you can do so in the following ways:
- Please register and support 1St Northwood Scout Group each time you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk
When you are asked to choose your charity use the drop-down box to select 1St Northwood Scout Group. Note the format with a capital ‘S’ in 1st – beware there is also a 1st Northwood Scout Group on the Isle of Wight!
- Register at easyfundraising by clicking on this link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/TLHI6S/ and select “1st Northwood Scouts New Hut Appeal” as your good cause. Then whenever you make an online purchase at any of the stores listed on their site, such as Boots, John Lewis, Expedia, Argos, Ebay and hundreds more, you place your order via easyfundraising instead of going direct, and we get a donation.
- Send a cheque payable to “1st Northwood Scout Group“, to the Treasurer, Malcolm Smart at 16 Lichfield Road, Northwood, HA6 1LZ
- Make an online donation by clicking right here.
JUMBLE SALE, 25th May 2019
At last, a dry Jumble Sale and no mud underfoot! The fine weather brought out around 1,000 punters who stayed spending what was probably a record amount of money – we’re still counting it – certainly more than enough to fund the Group for another year.
Visitors were impressed with our new Scouting Centre, though not completely finished it functioned well for the sale.
This amazing event was very much a team effort; thanks to the residents for their generous donations, the volunteers who collected and sorted the goods, those who manned the stalls and especially to the public who came and shopped!
The photos say it all:
JUMBLE SALE, 12th May 2018
Well, that’s Jumble over for another year! Thank you to everyone who made Jumble Sale 2018 a huge success – in spite of the weather! The weeks of planning and sheer hard work paid off; the public turned out in force, some queuing in the rain for hours; the stall holders soldiered on through the driving rain – what have we done to deserve such weather?
We were delighted to welcome Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr John Morgan, Mayoress Fiona Morgan, and former Mayor Cllr Carol Melvin to the event. The decision was made to open early so that the public could get in out of the rain, this meant that the Mayor’s ‘opening’ speech came a little late!
Cllr Melvin performed a most important ceremony for us in removing the first brick from the old scout hut, a symbolic gesture in readiness for the actual demolition due to take place in June.
A few photos from the 2017 sale:
A short video of Jumble Sale 2016