Sea scouts fundraiser for arctic exhibition
BRAY Sea Scouts were out in force on Saturday as they held a Christmas fair in order to raise funds for an upcoming arctic exhibition. The North Pole is traditionally said to be the home of Santa and all that is Christmas and the scout group hope to see what the cold conditions up there are really like as they travel into the Arctic Circle with a group of scouts from Finland in April.
In order to raise funds for the trip, the scout group came up with the idea of holding a Christmas fair where they would sell all manner of Christmas items including books, decorations and Christmas trees and spread the Christmas cheer.
‘We had a great turnout and it went very well, so much so that we’re going to do it all again this Saturday’ said Scout Leader Stephen Carvill. ‘We’ve had a great response from people and we managed to raise a total of over €1,400 last week. Hopefully we can raise some more money on Saturday, all of which will go towards subsidising the arctic trip for the group.’
There has been great excitement among the scouts about the trip, which will see 27 of them and nine leaders travel to the Finnish military base where they will learn to survive in the cold, build igloos, fish and take part in cross country skiing.
The Christmas fair will take place again on Saturday at the scouts Den from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all support is greatly appreciated.
SArAh JAne Pert, Roisin StAnley, Louise Pert, LyndA Griffin And LAurA CAhill At the BrAy SeA SCouts ChristmAs FAir in the sCout den.
KAthleen OmAn And SuhAlA CArthy At the BrAy SeA SCouts fAir.