Ipswich Beaver Scouts raise money for Each Anglia Childrens Hospice in a very 'sweet' way
PUBLISHED: 18:45 27 April 2017
Suffolk Beaver Scouts in Ipswich help raise some sweet money for East Anglia's Children's Hospice using empty Smartie tubes.
Brian Harvey, Assistant County Commissioner for Suffolk, had the idea for his colonies across Suffolk to enjoy the chocolatey treats and then refill the empty Smarties tubes with 20 pence pieces for charity.
The fundraising follows the Suffolk Beaver Scouts 30th year.
Mr Harvey said: “Last year was our year so I thought let’s help others in 2017. A Smarties tube holds £12, so I asked my Beavers across Suffolk to see how they could fill theirs.
“I know some colonies in Suffolk have been busy doing chores to earn their 20ps and some have completed a sponsored walk. One of the Beavers from Ipswich Britannia emptied his own Piggy bank to fill up his Smartie tube”.
Colonies could decide which local charity they could donate their money to.
One Ipswich colony has decided to support East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices who provide care for children with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk and support for their families.
Mr Harvey and Karen Butcher, Beaver Leader of both 31st / 9th Britannia and 51st Ipswich Beaver colony raised over £300 for EACH.
Tracy Stephens, EACH Representative, said: “We were delighted to receive this cheque from the Beavers and thank everyone who was involved.”