Sunday, 22 October 2017

Scouts raise money for homeless charity

CHILDREN from the 1st Shiplake scout group threw a tea party for almost 30 guests on Sunday.

CHILDREN from the 1st Shiplake scout group threw a tea party for almost 30 guests on Sunday.

Beavers, cubs and scouts welcomed residents from Shiplake, Binfield Heath, Dunsden and Harpsden to Shiplake Memorial Hall.

They played games with the guests, including dominoes and guessing the age of the oldest and youngest people present, and served them tea and cakes. Group leader Debs Boughey said the party was held every year.

?Traditionally we hold it in January as an after-Christmas party but last year we moved it to March,? she said. ?I think we get more guests to come out then because it?s not dark when they go home.?

She said the guests enjoyed themselves, adding: ?A lot of them have been scouts, beavers or brownies and they like to share their experiences with the children and compare what they did for the badges.?

On Friday the scouts experienced what it?s like to be homeless when they slept overnight in a home-made ?cardboard city? at their scout hut. They raised more than £500 for Shelter from donations.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Angela-Jones38

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