Playing our part this Christmas

Scouts are at the heart of our community and especially at this time of year. The time for giving, where we think and act of making sure those less fortunate than us have a safe festive period.

Young people and adult volunteers from 8th Blackpool Scouts, based at South Shore Hub on Watson Road, put on their Christmas jumpers and Santa hats (along with a very behaved dog) to raise money for ‘Christmas Gifts for Local Needy Children’ a locally organised appeal.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, parents and volunteers walked down the Illuminations and of course stopped for chips on Redbank Road halfway! Overall they raised £295.00 for the charity! Well done to all the young people who went out and got sponsored for the walk. Kathy Crossley, Group Lead Volunteer, said “I cant describe how proud we are of these amazing young people who gave up their time to raise money for others at a time most children are only concerned with what Santa will be bringing to them. Well done and thank you!”.

Down the road at 24th Blackpool (at Holy Cross Church) Ruby and Rico both Cub Scouts, always donate to food banks with their family at this season of giving. This year they made boxes for the homeless with lots of little supplies. They headed down to Holy Cross Soup Kitchen and donated their amazing Christmas boxes to the volunteers there. Well done!

You too can play your part in the community, no matter if you’re a part of Scouts or not. Whilst you’re at it, why not give up some time to help young people of Blackpool gain skills for life.