Sea scouts fundraiser for arc­tic ex­hi­bi­tion

Bray People - - NEWS - By PADRAIG BYRNE

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.

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