Fundraising

Fundraising

Contrary to popular belief our Scout group, just like all Scout groups, is a charity. We receive no funding from the Scout Association for the work that we do, nor do our leaders or helpers get paid for their time. In fact, each year we have to pay the Scout Association thousands of pounds simply to remain a part of the Scouting movement.

Obviously we cannot provide this service to the young people in our community without help, so we rely on donations from the parents and families to fund the activities that we provide for the children and young adults in our care.

Just like other groups, we have a great many bills to pay each year including; insurance, heating, water, maintenance of our share of the minibus, materials and consumables for our activities, tools, building and grounds maintenance, tents and other camping equipment….. the list is almost endless.

Ker-ching! Courtesy of Amazon

Do you shop on-line with Amazon.co.uk? You can now earn money for our Scout group by accessing the Amazon.co.uk website via the special link in the sidebar menu to the right.

No catches – it’s free money for the group!

With every item that you buy, Amazon.co.uk will contribute a percentage of the purchase cost to our Scout group funds. It’s quick and easy, the cost to you is the same as if you had visited Amazon.co.uk by another route, and it doesn’t matter what you buy from the site!

Amazon(In case you were wondering, we don’t have any visibility of who uses the link – just how much in total is referred through the 3HH group site.)

Amazon offer a wide range of items and Christmas is approaching. Please consider this excellent fundraising opportunity when buying your presents. They’ll even deliver your purchases gift wrapped if you choose! Every purchase counts towards the scheme, so please remember to visit Amazon using the links from our site when you shop.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers – Please bring them in!

For every £10 customers spend in Sainsbury’s stores, online grocery site or petrol stations, customers will receive one Active Kids voucher.

We would be really grateful if you could please donate to 3rd Hampton Hill Scout group. Just bring them in and give to a Leader; we’ll do the rest! :-)

How else might you help the group?

Our leaders and helpers provide their service to the group in their spare time. They receive nothing in return aside from the satisfaction of seeing the young people in the community grow into successful balanced adults.

We need your help! There are many ways that you can contribute to the finances of the Scout group, and some of them are simpler than you might think. You could help us with any of the following by giving some of your time; helping with building, grounds and equipment maintence, cleaning of the building, helping to run fund raising events, attending our fund raising events. Please get in touch with us if you have any ideas or suggestions or want to get involved. We look forward to hearing from you.