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Firework Spectacular 2017 – Thank You!

November 9, 2017 19:12 | Posted by | No Comments

From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along and support our annual Bonfire and Firework Spectacular.

Thanks to the support of local organisations, food & drink sales and your generous donations, we have raised a whopping £2,397 which will be going towards our #HelpOurHut campaign to refurbish our ageing Scout HQ.

In addition, we’d like to express special thanks to the following:

  • Essar Oil UK
  • Encirc Glass
  • Cheshire Waste
  • Councillor Stephen Smith/Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Elton Parish Council (for the use of the Parish Field)
  • Elton SPAR

Despite raising this significant amount for our #HelpOurHut campaign, we still have a long way to go to reach our £55,000 target. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated for the following:

If you’d like to learn more about our #HelpOurHut appeal, please check out our #HelpOurHut page or the Crowdfunding appeal page.

Tesco Bags of Help – Voting is now open!

November 6, 2017 19:40 | Posted by | No Comments

As we announced a couple of weeks ago, we have been successful in that we’re in the public vote for Tesco’s Bags of Help for the month’s of November and December.

We’ve recently been informed of the stores that will be putting our project to the public vote – unfortunately a systems error has meant our project is being voted at stores in the Warrington area:

  • Tesco Express – Grappenhall, WA4 2QJ
  • Tesco Express – Winwick Rd, WA2 8JE
  • Tesco Express – Orford Green, WA2 8PB
  • Tesco Express – Penketh, WA5 2JW
  • Tesco Extra – Warrington, WA2 7NE
  • Tesco Express – Manchester Rd, WA1 3NJ

If you do your shopping in Warrington, or if you have family/friends that shop in those stores – then please encourage them to vote for our project! The more votes we get, the higher the chance we can get the top amount – £4,000!

We’ve entered the Aviva Community Fund vote!

November 6, 2017 19:30 | Posted by | No Comments

One of our parents has put us forward for the Aviva Community Fund, and we were excited to learn when we were accepted for a grant of upto £1,000.

Voting opened on 24th October and runs right up until 21st November. Each person that registers gets 10 votes for each voting period which allows you to vote for a number of causes or give all 10 votes to just one.

Our votes initially got off to a good start, but we need another push!! If you’ve not yet voted, please click the link below and follow the onscreen instructions. If you’re registered on Facebook, you can even use your Facebook account to speed up the registration process.

You can find our project at – https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-158

Help Our Hut – Phase 1 Complete!

November 6, 2017 19:18 | Posted by | No Comments

After being homeless for the last 6 weeks, the first phase (of four) of our ambitious project has been completed! But this is only the start!!!

The first phase has seen work completed on the main hall, with new energy efficient lighting installed, new electric heating and a complete electrics re-wire.

The hall has also been insulated to help keep the building warm during the cold winter months.

Funding from our previous fundraisers and a grant from PROTOS have allowed us to start the project, however we need your help to secure funding for the remaining three phases which include:

  • re-structuring and completing the refurbishment of the rest of the building.
  • installation of secure (and fire retardant) doors.
  • installation of new boilers for hot water in the toilets and the kitchen.
  • installation of Windows in the main hall to introduce natural light.
  • re-cladding the exterior of the building.

We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Four Seasons for assisting and completing the work on the first phase of our HQ refurbishment.

1st Ince and Elton Scouts calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund

October 7, 2017 15:21 | Posted by | No Comments

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Our Scout Hut is in a serious state of disrepair and is in urgent need of serious renovation to bring the building up to an acceptable level.

Money raised from recent fundraisers has allowed us to get work started on the big renovation, however we don’t have enough to get all the work done in one go.

Through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, we hope to raise funds to replace our existing doors with Fire Doors to ensure our Scout Hut meets current building regulations.

Vicki Serna, Secretary and Assistant Cub Scout Leader of 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group, said:

“We were over the moon when we found out that we had been shortlisted by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. We have a lot of vital work to do and a donation from Tesco Bags of Help will make all the difference to our plans to create a safe place for Ince and Elton’s young people.”

“Without the renovations, our Scout Hut would have soon become unusable. However, with some hard work and the support of funders like Tesco Bags of Help, we should soon have a fabulous space in which to support the young people’s activities.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores.
  • So far Bags of Help has awarded £36 million to nearly 8,000 community projects.
  • For more information please visit: tesco.com/bagsofhelp
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group was founded in 1949 and is part of the Mersey Weaver District within the UK Scout County of Cheshire.
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group provides Scouting adventures to young people between the ages of 6 and 14 in Elton and surrounding areas (including Ince, Thornton-le-moors and Hapsford).
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group launched their ‘Help Our Hut’ campaign on 14th September 2017.

Macmillan Coffee Evening – Thank You!!

September 26, 2017 22:31 | Posted by | No Comments

We’d just like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who turned up to support our Macmillan Coffee Evening at Elton Community Centre this evening.

Your support and generosity has helped us raise a whopping £317, all of which will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thanks to you, Macmillan can make even more of a difference for people facing cancer. Who knew a bit of cake could do so much good?

We’re launching our ‘Help Our Hut!’ campaign!

September 14, 2017 22:11 | Posted by | No Comments

Today, we’re launching our most ambitious fundraising campaign – Help Our Hut!

Our Scout Hut is in a serious state of disrepair and is in urgent need of serious renovation to bring the building up to an acceptable level. Money raised from recent fundraisers has allowed us to get work started on the big renovation, however we don’t have enough to get all the work done in one go.

With the funds that we have raised so far, we can only pay the builders for work on a piece by piece basis, of which we have thankfully found a builder willing to help us.

We will soon be launching a ‘crowdfunding’ campaign in an effort to help us raise much needed founds for our hut.

If you would like to find out more information about our most ambitious fundraiser, please visit our dedicated ‘Help Our Hut!‘ campaign page.

We’re looking for a Group Chairman!

August 22, 2017 22:22 | Posted by | No Comments

After our long standing and much loved Chairman stepped down from his position, we have being trying hard to fill his shoes. We have a new willing and able committee who are doing great things for the Scout Group, however the position of Chair person remains vacant.

If you would like to get involved in Scouting and Volunteering, have been a member before or would like to offer your skills to the group then please get in touch to find out more about what is involved.

A DBS check would be essential and there is plenty of training and support available to the right candidate.

If you’d like to see what’s involved, or would like to express your interest in the role, please click here.

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group AGM 2017

May 2, 2017 23:04 | Posted by | No Comments

Dear Parents/Carers,

You are invited to the Scout Group AGM on 11th May 2017 at 7pm for a 7.15pm prompt start at the Scout HQ. This year there is a different format and the meeting will not take up too much of your time. As always,  it is essential that we have as many people there as possible in order to satisfy the charitable part of our commitments.

The young people will also be receiving some awards from their sections to celebrate their achievements this year, which is always special for parents and the young people alike.

At this meeting we will also be looking to appoint new positions on the executive committee which is vital to the continued running of the groups and requires your witness and votes.

As a result of needing to hold the AGM early this year, there will be a summer fun event organised later in July for all sections and parents.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely

Vicki. Serna (Committee Secretary)
On behalf of the Scout Group & Committee

Plant Sale 2017

March 8, 2017 20:55 | Posted by | No Comments

With spring just around the corner many people will be thinking about getting out in the garden again – with that in mind, we’re pleased to announce our 2017 Plant Sale.

This is our third year selling bedding plants, and after the success of the first two years – it acts as one of our main fundraising activities of the year. The money raised helps to maintain our building, replace and repair kit and also help keep the cost of the subscriptions down. It’s organised and run entirely by volunteers, so if you think you can help as part of our team – please get in touch!

Order forms are already on their way out to our previous customers, so look out for the order form coming through the door soon. We’re also aiming to drop order forms through doors in Ince and Thornton-le-Moors this year too.

Order forms will be collected by members of the Scout Group between 20th March and 10th April 2017.

Haven’t received an order form?

You can still order plants! All you need to do is print off the order form (below), pick the bedding plants you want and drop an email to the Plant Sale Team (plantsale@1stinceandelton.org.uk), where we’ll arrange to come and collect your completed order form and payment.

When will the plants be available?

Plants will be delivered to your door on Saturday 13th May 2017.

All orders are Payment on Order.  We accept cash or cheques made payable to 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group

Order Form

Plant Sale 2017 Order Form