8th Tonbridge Scouts 5 ShelterBox Challenge!
After hearing about the disaster relief that ShelterBox works hard to provide internationally, 8th Tonbridge Scouts decided to set themselves a challenge this April and spend a year supporting the charity. The group are aiming to raise enough money to sponsor 5 ShelterBoxes by April 2014. This will provide shelter warmth and dignity for 5 extended families made homeless by natural or manmade disaster, such as tsunami or flood, earthquake or conflict.
To kickstart their year-long challenge, the group invited ShelterBox speaker David to talk to the group all about the charity and show them exactly what goes in a box and how big our tents really are!
Freshly inspired after David’s visit, Tom a scout from the group collected a tremendous £180 in sponsorship and ran the Hildenborough Road Race on Bank Holiday Monday. Scout leader Paul said: “I think the fact that he was being sponsored by his friends and family spurred him on as he came in third, wearing his ShelterBox running vest!” Olympic gold medal winner, Dame Kelly Holmes presented Tom with a trophy and congratulations.
With loads more planned for the rest of the year, we look forward to hearing more about the fantastic fundraising and awareness raising that this intrepid scout group is achieving!
Thank you 8th Tonbridge! Your support makes a HUGE difference to families who have lost their homes in a disaster.
David is one of over 200 speakers all over the country who very kindly volunteer their time to talk to community groups and schools all about ShelterBox. If you would like a speaker to visit your school or scout group, please get in touch!
Donate to 8th Tonbridge Scouts' 5 ShelterBox Challenge here