As one of the Co-op Local Causes in the Community (https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/16181/), we rang up the Co-op at Park Farm to ask if we could do some bag-packing at Christmas and were blown away when Dan, the Manager, offered us any day we liked in the run-up to Christmas, as part of his store’s support for us. What a decision to have to make! In the end we opted for Saturday 23rd December 2017 and asked our Scouting families for volunteers. Although it was a late request we had enough Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (and their Mums and Dads and brothers and sisters) to cover the whole day.
What a day we had – chatting to the customers telling them about our historic Scout Group and our goal of buying the Methodist Hall as a permanent base in the village. We had massive support from the shoppers there, some of whom were from ex-Scouting families (including a good number from the 63rd) and village locals pleased to hear our plans. With their generosity we raised an astonishing £657.89 for the Scouts’ Hall Fund! This was way beyond our wildest dreams and a great end to the fund-raising year.
Many thanks go to the Scouting families who bag-packed and held the collecting buckets near the door – you were awesome!
Special thanks go to Dan (Manager) and his team at Co-op Park Farm for making us so welcome.