December 27, 2010
Scouts raise £500 for disaster relief charity
Christmas raffle by Burnham-On-Sea Scouts has raised hundreds
of pounds for an international disaster relief charity.
£500 was raised for Shelterbox by the youngsters, who sold
hundreds of raffle tickets for cash prizes and meals in local
The group has raised enough money to purchase an entire Shelterbox
to be used in countries requiring emergency aid.
The draw, made by Shelterbox's Clive Morris at the Burnham Beavers
Christmas party, was followed by visit by Father Christmas. It
comes after several fundraising projects in recent months.
Leader Mandy Williams told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Way back
in January when Haiti suffered their earthquake I was asked by
a Beaver how we could help the families who have lost their relatives."
"Shelterbox were offering the scouting movement a wonderful
programme to follow and we chose to take on this challenge."
Shelterbox responds to natural and manmade disasters worldwide,
shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters worldwide.