What a Weekend!

It all happens at once for our New Hut Appeal. On Friday 22nd September, our My Donate account received a £780 boost from the sale of revamped laptops, thanks to Leo and Stephen.

Then at lunchtime on Saturday 23rd, Liz Spencer opened a letter with a cheque for £10,000 enclosed! This was from the Garfield Weston Foundation. https://garfieldweston.org/ Thanks to Ted Adams for putting us in touch.

To round off the day, we held our Big Band evening at Fairfield featuring Trinity Swing. The event raised a further £960 for the Appeal.



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Our £100k Appeal is One Third of the Way There!

Yes, we have hit the £33,333.33 mark!

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!

Charlie, Wendy & the Buzzer Game
Typical Norfest View!

Sun Shines on Plant Sale

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.

Bag Packing Brings Appeal Total to £21k!

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!

Quiz Supper a HUGE Success!

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.

Andrew with mic, Paul Akers, GSL Mike

In addition, Andrew Riley, chairman of Northwood Hills Residents’ Association, presented GSL Mike Bennett with a very large cheque for £2,000.

Thank You, Lions.

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.

Click here for more info about Northwood Lions and their Den.