As a Group we have some key annual fundraising activities.
Gift Aid is very important to the Group. We are able to claim Gift Aid on all subs payments made by UK taxpayers.
The Christmas Post starts in October or November with the delivery of leaflets advertising the post and ScoutRail, along with leaflets from local businesses.
The next stage is getting the post boxes out to the shops, usually during the last week in November. During the first three weeks of December we collect the cards from the shops and sort them into 60 delivery rounds. In the second and third weeks of December the cards are delivered to 60 Scouts for delivery around the village.
Each sort ideally needs a minimum of 20 people and each year we deliver up to 10,000 cards.
Kidlington Scout Rail
The ScoutRail model railway exhibition takes place every January at Exeter Hall in Kidlington.
This popular two-day event has been running for more than 30 years and offers a great day out for model rail enthusiasts or anyone keen to see the models, with a number of layouts and trade stands as well as great refreshments.
For more information visit the ScoutRail website.
Sainsbury’s Bag Packing
Each year in December you will see us at the Sainsbury’s in Kidlington raising money for the Group. Everyone gets involved from Beavers through to Leaders as we pack shopping in return for a donation.
Make a donation!
As a charity we are always grateful for donations, either generally or for a specific purposes. If you would like to make a donation to the Group please contact the Group Scout Leader Andrew Innes: firstname.lastname@example.org