Your News: Scouts support foodbanks in Bourne, the Deepings and Stamford

1st Bourne Scouts UGC
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On Tuesday, December 15, a number of leaders from 1st Bourne Scouts helped the District Scout Activity Support Unit (SASU) to provide refreshments during the interval of the Messiah, which was being performed by Stamford Choral Society.

Doug Cobbold, Tony Everitt, Paul Mead and Greg Cejer were able to serve the audience of more than 250 people in 20 minutes ensuring they all got their drinks and biscuits promptly. The team raised £150.

The 1st Bourne Group donated all the tea, coffee and biscuits so the proceeds were shared equally across the three foodbanks that operate within Bourne, The Deepings and Stamford.

We would like to thank Jean Wyles and members of Stamford Choral Society for allowing us to provide the refreshments for their audience.

• Once again our young people supported the Bourne Foodbank through donations of seasonal gifts for those who received food parcels over the Christmas period. Beavers, cubs, explorers and scouts have all donated small gifts to brighten up the food parcels, which were distributed in the area.

The group is conscious of its roots in the community and by these gifts supported families who were struggling over the festive period.

The gifts were handed over to Bourne Foodbank on Wednesday, December 16, just before the Cubs had their Christmas party.

Cub leader Cliff Gillis said: “As a group we are pleased to support a number of good causes in the town.

“Our own young people are always willing to help others as part of their scouting. Helping the Foodbank over Christmas is something all our youngsters can be involved in.”

In addition Arthur Lightfoot from the Foodbank was presented with a cheque for £50 the result of fundraising undertaken at the Stamford Choral Society performance of the Messiah.

Cheques for £50 were presented to Deepings and Stamford Foodbanks.