Scout group appeals for voucher help
SIR - Help the Scouts. Vouchers wanted. This is a request for help by the 2nd Bideford Scout Group. We are a popular, expanding group of more than 65 children aged from six to 18 who meet each week in Bideford. Our aim as part of the worldwide Scout movem
SIR - Help the Scouts. Vouchers wanted. This is a request for help by the 2nd Bideford Scout Group. We are a popular, expanding group of more than 65 children aged from six to 18 who meet each week in Bideford.Our aim as part of the worldwide Scout movement of more than 28 million members, is to help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.Each year, the group involves the children in raising funds so that they can participate in a balanced programme of activities to learn about topics such as camping, arts and crafts, environmental and community projects.This year, the group is collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers to hopefully purchase some new camping and cooking equipment. As a registered charity, we rely on the support of our parents and helpers, but find we are asking the same people all the time. This time, we are asking the local community to support us.Do not throw your vouchers away. We can help. We would be most grateful for anyone who is collecting Active Kids vouchers and wonders what to do with them to donate them to our group.Vouchers can be deposited by hand at our HQ in Silver Street, Bideford. We have a letterbox on the front door or a collecting box is also available at Blights Motors in Clovelly Road, Bideford. They can also be sent to the group direct.Any vouchers received will be of great benefit to our group and will help us to achieve our goal of purchasing much needed new equipment for the children's activities.Tim Blight, Assistant Scout Leader.