A night under the stars raising funds for charity
All ages are welcome to take part in big village camp out
HUNDREDS of people are expected to flock to a village next month when it holds an annual over night camp.
Jordans Big Camp is now in its sixth year and takes place on the Village Green. People descend on the village for the event, pitch a tent and then enjoy an evening playing games, eating dinner, chatting with other campers and singing songs.
The Big Camp also raises thousands for charity, with all of each £20 entrance fee going directly to causes.
The event was founded by Andrew Grant, known as Big Camp Andy, and is still organised by him each year.
He believes that other areas should adopt their own Big Camps in order to bring communities together and raise as much as possible for different charities.
He said: “This was such a beautiful village green to drive past each morning, the idea to camp for just one night was too tempting to ignore.
“To think we will raise thousands of pounds for charity without any training, sweating or crying is an idea that many other local communities can embrace.”
The Big Camp is designed for all ages and for all tent sizes, so that people can enjoy the fun, safety friendship and warmness of camping without need to drive for hours or having to squeeze their tent into their back garden.
Last year’s event was attended by 500 people, with money being donated to Jordans Village Hall, Jordans Village shop and the scout group in nearby Seer Green.
It is being supported by the Buckinghamshire Building Society for the third year running, as well as Tesco in Amersham and Gerrards Cross, Wickes, and Beaconsfield branches of Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
The business have donated prizes to be won at the event, as well as food for the barbecue.
The Big Camp will go ahead from Saturday, June 20 until Sunday, June 21. For more information or to register to take part, email a.granty@gmail. com.
IT’S IN TENTS:
Evangeline and Madeleine Grant ready for the Jordans Big Camp