Sophie’s Stars Charity Challenge 2015

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.

broadgate tower

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:

Many Thanks for your support.


Design a car to win a Japan trip

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 for more details on how to enter.

Planting Saplings.

For 2 hours, Beavers from across the 4 colonies of 2nd Bracknell Scout Group were at Larks’s Hill, Quelm Park.

20141122_111039The 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!”

20141122_110725WELL DONE EVERYONE – Thank you for turning up.

Sponsored Walk raises over £700….!!

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

Name Section
Ewan Coyle Bisons
Abbie Crook Bisons
Connor Hughes Bisons
Nick Lockington Bisons
Jack Wooster Mounties
Jozeph Zambaux Mounties
Giles Harper Lumberjacks
Joshua Priestley Lumberjacks
Ben Tyler Lumberjacks
James Hall Pioneers
Daniel Winfield Wolves
Mathew Bangs Wolves
Benjamin Wigg Wolves
Rhys Jones Foxes
Robert Harpur Stags
Hannah Molley Stags
Katie Molley Stags
Vincent Custance Belfast
Christopher Menon Belfast
Joshua Molloy Belfast
Jack Morris Belfast
Matt Lee Explorers

Next Time it would be great to see many more of you….!!

Bag Packing at Morrisons

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:

  • Beavers
    • Bisons
      • Connor Hughes
      • Nick Lockington
      • Connor Pringle
      • Ewan Coyle
    • Lumberjacks
      • Toby Langsbury
    • Mounties
      • Spencer Baker
      • River Kinch
      • Conn Farrell
    • Pioneers
      • Oscar Brown
  • Cubs
    • Foxes
      • Oliver Long
      • Bradley Spence
      • Callum Thompson
      • Bethany Baker
      • Emille Thayne
      • Katy Thayne
    • Stags
      • Adam Shill
    • Wolves
      • Clodagh Farrell
      • William Birch
      • Liam Devine
  • Scouts
    • Belfast
      • James Birch
      • Vincent Custance
      • Fraser Russell
    • Victory
      • Alex Merrington
      • Conor Gallo
  • Explorers
    • Thomas Birch
    • Matthew Lee

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.