Fundraising efforts in 2016

We have recently completed the extension to the scout hut, and will soon be ‘moving in’. Currently to run the various sections of 1st Roffey requires approx. £10,000 a year. Since last year we have suffered a drop in income of over £4,000 as we lost the playgroup who hired the hut. We also need to budget to replace the minibus when it comes to the end of its life.

So obviously we need help!!! We have several fundraising events planned through the year;

Sponsored ‘Swimathon’, 13th March 2016.

Family bingo night, 17th June 2016

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Rotary ‘Sparks in the Park’ 10th July 2016 (we will be running a tombola)

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Riverside Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and 1st Roffey Scouts, 16th July 2016

Another date for your diaries—AGM afternoon 18th September 2016.

Obviously these are predominantly fundraisers, but are also a great opportunity to meet other parents, leaders and the friendly executive committee!

How can you help???

We know many of you are busy and don’t have a great deal of time to give but we would like to create a list of people who are happy to be ‘occasional helpers’. Maybe you could bake? Help with some maintenance at the hut? Help set up or run an event? Sell raffle tickets? Donate a raffle prize? Does your employer match funding or provide funds/prizes/grants?

Other ways you can help…

Do you have unwanted Christmas gifts? Clothes you’ve outgrown? Unwanted ’tech’? Please consider selling on eBay—we are a registered charity, you can sell and donate a percentage of the final selling price or donate at the checkout when you buy.

And finally…we are collecting ‘Sainsbury active kids’ vouchers again this year. See the collection box in the Scout Hut foyer.  

Many thanks,

Vicky Cole

1st Roffey Fundraising Committee