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Well Done Jacob!

Date: 31st Oct 2020 Author: Ciarán Carr

Thank you Jacob for raising a very impressive £660 by walking 60 miles for our New Headquarters Campaign.

From Crowdfunder.org:

I hope to raise £500 towards our new Scout Hut. I am walking from Lowestoft to Felixstowe (approx. 60 miles) throughout September/October.

  • My name is Jacob and I am 10 years old.
  • I am in the Tiger Cub section in 1st Fressingfield Scout Group.
  • I have been part of this group for five years now and have learnt lots of new skills, some of which I will be using on this walk.
  • We really need our new Scout Hut as it is so cold there in the winter and we have no loo attached to our hut. We have to use a loo in a separate building.
  • There is no running water in our current hut and the only source of water we have is from a tap in the loo in the separate building.
  • The wood is rotten in the walls with holes appearing.
  • The new Scout Hut will offer us so many more opportunities to reach our current young people.

 
 

Comments from Facebook…

Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne (Group Scout Leader):
“Well done Jacob that’s a great effort. 😀 Skip”

Andrew Gardner (Dad):
“So proud of him! So thankful too to Suzanne Gardner
and Mille for all of their support in driving all over Suffolk picking us up at random places that none of us had been to before. Not only that but the lovely meals we had when got got back tired and hungry😉 Love you all loads. Thank you so much❤️❤️”

Julie Barry (Tiger Cub Scout Leader):
“Totally fantastic Jacob!!!! Congratulations from a very proud Cub leader! 🏆💯🥇👏”

Ben Symonds (Fressingfield Royal British Legion):
“Pure dedication to a good cause. Very well done.”
 
 

More images from Jacob and Andrew’s fundraising hike…

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