CHARITY CHEQUE PRESENTATIONS
Readers will hopefully remember that back in October, three mad fools from the Beaver section of Sheringham & Beeston Regis Sea Scout Group, undertook a sponsored parachute jump accompanied by six teachers from Sheringham Primary School. We had fantastic support from the good people of Sheringham and thanks to them raised a magnificent total of £2364.60.
Once we'd paid for the jump, half of what was left went to the Primary School and half to the Scout Group. On November 29th, the three of us attended a cub meeting to present a cheque for £919.80 to John Paine, the Group Scout Leader, accompanied by the Beaver Leader, Nathan Liberman and a number of Beavers and Scouts. As the Scout Group covers quite a wide range of ages, the requirements of each section varies considerably. With this in mind, the money will be split, with the Cubs & Scouts purchasing new tents and the Beavers getting some new indoor games - on a very large scale!
They're hoping to buy some traditional board games (Snakes & Ladders, Ludo etc.) where the players participate as the playing pieces which will certainly provide much amusement during their meetings at the Hut.
We also attended the Primary School Christmas Fair to present a cheque to the headmaster, Mr Dominic Cragoe. The money will either go towards the building of the garage for the new minibus or be used to replace the audio equipment in the main hall some of which is around 20 years old!! As this area is used by everyone in the school for a great variety of purposes it will be of great benefit to them for many years.
In addition the 6 teachers raised £1250 for the school and a similar sum for charities of their choice