Local scout group walks 10km for Sense

10 October 2017

a group photo of 11th Broadstairs Cub and Scout Group, posing on top of a hill

A local cub and scout group in Broadstairs has raised £362 for the national disability charity, Sense, by completing a 10km walk.

The 11th Broadstairs Cub and Scout Group walked 10 km, starting in Margate, travelling along the seafront to Broadstairs, and then returning back, on Saturday 23rd September. The funds were raised by charging for participation, which included an overnight camp.

The group was inspired to fundraise for Sense, after receiving a talk from Support Worker Lois Surry, who is based at a Sense Care Home in Margate. Lois spoke about some of the people the charity supports and also taught the children how to communicate through sign language.

Lois Surry, Sense Support Worker, said:

“I was overwhelmed by their enthusiasm. The event was a terrific success. They were all wearing the Sense T shirts, they looked amazing!”

Sarah Woodward, Cub Leader 11th Broadstairs, said:

“While it pushed both the Cubs and the Scouts to their limits for 24 hours, they knew it was worthwhile as they were fundraising money to help to make other less fortunate people lives in our community just a little bit easier.

I’m proud of their efforts, and this activity will help the cubs achieve their badge ‘Community Impact and Disability Awareness’.”