16th Harlow Beavers and Cubs, aged between six and 11, went the extra mile for CLIC Sargent by walking four miles. They took on the challenge to show their support for a member’s cousin who is currently being supported by the charity.
The group set themselves a £170 target, the amount of an initial grant offered to families by CLIC Sargent to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
Not only did they have a lot of fun and a sleepover after the walk, but they managed to raise a fantastic £1,700!
Cub Scout leader Karen Hopps said: “Our children are always keen to help out in their community and are always coming up with ways to do so.
“They decided they wanted to do a sponsored hike for CLIC Sargent to help their pack mate’s family.
“We as leaders are so proud to see them succeed in their venture and so brilliantly exhibit the values of scouting.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: “Four miles is a long way for someone as young as six to walk but they were determined they would do it as they knew what a difference their money could make.
“If there was a badge for fundraising they should all get one, especially the young man who managed to raise a whopping £200.
“We are truly grateful for their support and it was lovely to be able to thank them all in person.”