From Denise Hyman (Robin – 2nd Bracknell Bisons)
On February 28th 2015 myself and a few others will be taking part in a fund-raising challenge to help raise funds for The Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice which is a charity that cares for babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions and not expected to reach their 19th birthday.
The charity supports the families from diagnosis to end of life throughout bereavement providing nursing, practical, emotional and medical care, Shooting Star Chase is a charity very close to my heart as they provided care and support when they looked after my niece at the end of her very short life.
The challenge we are taking on is The Broadgate Tower stair climb in London - this will see us climb 877 steps over 35 floors soaring over 540ft of the London skyline.
If anyone would either care to join us in our challenge or sponsor us it would be greatly appreciated not just by our team (Sophie’s Stars) but also by the charity itself and the families it supports.
Donations can be made to our fundraising page: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/sophiesstars3
Many Thanks for your support.
Get involved in the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. The competition is open to children under the age of 15 and entries are accepted until 5 January 2015. Prizes include iPads and the chance to go on a trip of a lifetime to Japan.
Visit www.toyota.co.uk/dream-car for more details on how to enter.
For 2 hours, Beavers from across the 4 colonies of 2nd Bracknell Scout Group were at Larks’s Hill, Quelm Park.
The drizzle did not dampen their enthusiasm to plant 210 saplings, to become a new hedgerow. A total of 72 people came to help the Warfield Environment Group and Rangers from Bracknell Forest Council’s Parks & Countryside unit.
26 Beavers, 4 Beaver Leaders, 1 Young Leader from Explorers. 28 Parents and 13 Siblings.
In years to come those Beavers will be able to point out the hedgerow to their children and say “I planted that!”
WELL DONE EVERYONE – Thank you for turning up.
You may remember a weekend when it didn’t rain…?
Well, the Group Sponsored Walk on the 20th October which looked like being a wet affair was extremely successful and we managed to stay dry..!! The results are in and after an absolutely fantastic effort through sponsorship 22 Young People raised the Grand sum of £718…!!
A very big Thank You for the Group for putting on the Sponsored Walk but in particular to
Next Time it would be great to see many more of you….!!
Yesterday, 2nd Bracknell helped customers with bag packing at Morrisons (at the Peel Centre). This was a great opportunity to raise funds (£295) and a number of members attended, as follows:
- Connor Hughes
- Nick Lockington
- Connor Pringle
- Ewan Coyle
- Spencer Baker
- River Kinch
- Conn Farrell
- Oliver Long
- Bradley Spence
- Callum Thompson
- Bethany Baker
- Emille Thayne
- Katy Thayne
- Clodagh Farrell
- William Birch
- Liam Devine
- James Birch
- Vincent Custance
- Fraser Russell
- Alex Merrington
- Conor Gallo
Along with the following adults:
- Steve Prower
- Derek Salter
- Judy & Richard Baker
- Victoria Thompson
- Steve Richards
- Mark Hughes
- Dale Kipp
- Marion Carter
- Nick Garrick
- And some others that just arrived unannounced
Our sincere thanks go to all who attended, especially the adults who turned out at such short notice and to Mr Prower (our GSL) who stood outside the store for the entire time we were there (09:30-15:00), than went in and did the shopping as text’d to him while he was standing outside!
Our thanks also go to Morrisons for allowing us to raise funds at their store, without whom we could not have achieved this.