The Rampion Fund at Sussex Community Foundation have awarded £50,000 to the Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal. This is a real boost to the Appeal fund and draws the construction start date ever closer.
The second Fun Quiz proved to be a great success and over £1,200 was raised for the Appeal. Henfield B-P Guildsmen helped by preparing Ploughman Suppers. Thanks to Graham Norris who compiled the questions, Tony Westwood who did a wonderful job as Question Master and all of the Scouts worked who really well as “runners” and waiters, without them we would have been really stretched. A really BIG thanks to everybody who took part in the quiz, we hope that you found the evening enjoyable whilst raising funds for a really great cause.
Henfield Cubs are getting behind the Building Appeal and organising their own events. Young Cub Sam Hartwell began the trend by doing a 1km sponsored swim and raising £120 to raise funds for the proposed Centre, an absolutely marvellous effort… very well done Sam!
Sam’s swim inspired another Cub, Emily Hilton, to propose holding a Cake Sale and Jumble at the Scout Hut during Henfield’s “Great Get Together”. Emily got involved on the day of the sale, along with other Cubs, Scouts and Beavers, and the sale raised £195, which for an impromtu event is a brilliant result! Keep coming up with the ideas Emily:)
Cub Harry Pritchard from Shermanbury then held a small raffle amongst his neighbours which netted £11.10p profit, an excellent outcome for a totally solo effort from a young lad who wants to see this project succeed.
Truly wonderful efforts and ingenuity displayed by all three youngsters… if EVERY member of the Group emulated these three youngsters, just imagine what could be achieved…..
A second Fun Quiz Night is to be held at Henfield Hall on Saturday 15th September 2018, 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Teams of 8 people and entry £10 per person to include a Ploughman’s Supper.
£100 prize for the winning team!
Register your team NOW to avoid disappointment as we only have room in the hall for 25 teams.
If you can’t raise a team of 8 people, contact us anyway as there may be people looking to join a part team.
Contact Eric on 01273 494470 or John on 01403 710377
There will be a bar, to keep your mind active, and some very good Raffle prizes to win.
The 2017 Fun Quiz Night was a fantastic success and enjoyed by everybody, so come along, have a great evening out and help the Building Appeal.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
Cub Scout Leader Mark Williams took part in the gruelling Orro Sussex Downs Classic Bike Ride on 8th September 2018 and raised £1,035 plus Gift Aid for the Building Appeal.
Well done Mark for a truly brilliant effort!
It’s not too late to visit Mark’s event page at http://mydonate.bt.com/events/markwilliams100mileride/472445 to sponsor him and help to inspire others to emulate him.
Gran Steads Ginger Co. based at Portslade, West Sussex raised £566 for the Appeal at the Mile Oak Farm Open Day. The company produces traditional drinks, using old recipes and offered to donate their profits from the event to help the Building Appeal, we truly appreciate their kindness in doing so. To enjoy their delicious non-alcoholic drinks you can contact the company via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 231152. Orders can also be placed online by visiting their website at http://www.gransteadsginger.co.uk/
More than £107,000 raised locally to date, plus pledges worth in excess of £35,000 for goods and services and £25,000 saved on professional fees.