Your Time & Expertise


  • Help with the fit-out of the completed building.
  • Manage the Appeal’s social media accounts and raise the profile of the Appeal.
  • Help our Press Officer and liaise with the news media.
  • Join the Project Team and help to manage the Appeal.


Listed below are 2017 events. Could you organise a similar event or help at any of the events already planned?

  • March: Charity Dinner
  • June: Gardens & Arts Festival Refreshments
  • June: Scouts Supermarket Bag-packing
  • July: Summer Show “Shuffleboard / Promotional Presentation
  • September: Sponsored Isle of Wight Bike Ride
  • September: Sponsored Parachute Jump
  • September: Quiz Night
  • Charity Golf Day: TBC
  • January 2018: Christmas tree shredding

Please email your offer and details to

In addition to the events listed above, members of the 1st Henfield Scout Group are undertaking fund-raising activities for the Appeal throughout the year.


  • Donate the profit from a Garage Sale or Car Boot Sale.
  • Sell your unwanted gifts and household clutter on eBay for the Appeal.
  • Collect Celebrity Memorabilia and help to organise an Auction.
  • Make and sell Craftwork for the Appeal.
  • Organise a Disco or Dance and donate the profit to the Appeal.
  • Ask the company that you work for to make the Appeal their Chosen Charity for a year.
  • Take part in a sponsored event for the Appeal e.g. a swim, climb, cycle ride, dance marathon or any other fun event. See Simon’s story below

Contact for official sponsor forms.

SIMON WATTS – Queen’s Scout from 1st Henfield Scout Group is supporting the Building Appeal by performing a Challenging Run every month. Read Simon’s story here and be inspired to sponsor him. Even better still, emulate him and carry out a Sponsored Event for the Appeal yourself.

Hi my name’s Simon.
As a young lad I was fortunate enough to have been brought up in a quaint Sussex village that had a thriving and successful cub\scout group. My early memories are of my parent’s gentle insistence and somewhat dogged determination that I should attend the weekly gathering and participate in some scouting activities.

Needless to say, this naïve young lad soon realised that this scouting malarkey had great potential for adventure. I mean, where else could you sleep under the stars, build massive bonfires and leap into rivers from a pioneering tower that you’d just built.

The years progressed, the naivety waned and the hikes got longer. Looking back, I very much doubt that this wealth of experience and knowledge could have been obtained from anywhere else or in any other way. I’m very much humbled with gratitude towards the leaders and helpers that afforded me this opportunity to become the person I am today.

It is for that reason that I’d like to help support the Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal. I’m no longer living in Henfield, but there will always be a part of me that is forever 1st Henfield Scout Troop.

Thanks for taking the time to read this story and please visit my JustGiving page. Any donation made will be gratefully received and appreciated by all involved with the Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal.