The event that gave us the last few pounds was Norfest 2017, a large community Open Day held at RAF Northolt on 22nd July. A small band of 1st Northwood volunteers set up stalls with games for children to have a go at, plus some promotional material for the adults. All day, we battled against the wind and driving rain; in true 1N fashion we were prepared with waterproof clothing for ourselves and plenty of weights and string to lash our displays down. The pictures say it all!
Our 25th Plant Sale was blessed with fine weather which brought the punters out in their droves. Over the course of the weekend we took almost £2,000; this will be shared between the Northwood Live at Home Scheme and 1st Northwood New Hut Appeal.
It was good to see a number of Explorers and their Mums coming along to help, the carry-to-car service was popular. Thanks also to Sharon and Wendy for running the refreshment stall, we certainly needed plenty to drink in the heat.
Well done to the 1st Northwood bag-packers who raised £816 (which becomes £1,000 with Gift Aid) at the South Ruislip branch of Sainsbury’s on Sunday 4th June. We had the youngest Beaver (who has to stand on a box to reach the shopping), the youngest Cub and the youngest Scout all taking part. In total 14 different young people, 4 leaders and 8 parents participated. Thank you!
On Saturday 3rd June, Maxine, Helen and Alison proved that ladies really can multi-task, and how!
OK, they did have a little help from family, friends and spouses. Their Quiz Supper was a great success from every point of view; we all had a great evening out and it raised another £1,100 for the Appeal.
In addition, Andrew Riley, chairman of Northwood Hills Residents’ Association, presented GSL Mike Bennett with a very large cheque for £2,000.
Northwood Lions Club raises loads of money at their Lions Den market every Saturday morning, all for local causes. At a cheque presentation evening on Thursday 25th May, Lions Den manager, Olive Fairclough presented our GSL, Mike Bennett with a cheque for £2,000 – for the New Hut Appeal.
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The latest Indoor Boot Sale at the Hut proved a great way to shift a lot of left-over Jumble. We could have done with more buyers, but a worthwhile £400 was raised for the Appeal. Thanks to all who made it happen, especially the Beavers and Scouts! See you at the next one, 25th June.
On Thursday 11th May, one of our patrons, Cllr Carol Melvin, was elected Mayor of Hillingdon. She announced that she will be supporting three charities during her year in office, one of which is The 1st Northwood New Scouting Centre Appeal! Thank you, Carol.
On Friday 28th April, Northwood Residents’ Association (NRA) presented a cheque for £5,000 as their contribution to 1st Northwood Scouts’ £100,000 Appeal for funds to build a new Scouting Centre.
The occasion of the presentation was the NRA Road Stewards’ Social evening, which is organised every year as a small “thank you” to Road Stewards for all their hard work throughout the year.
NRA Chairman, Tony Ellis said, “We are delighted to support this project which will result in a much-needed new Scouting Centre for many of the young people from our community.”
Group Scout Leader, Mike Bennett replied by saying “The Group appreciated the generous donation which will give a great boost to the appeal.“