A night un­der the stars rais­ing funds for char­ity

All ages are wel­come to take part in big vil­lage camp out

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

Photo by Clive Tagg www.buyapho­totms.co.uk NL20149836

IT’S IN TENTS:

Evan­ge­line and Madeleine Grant ready for the Jor­dans Big Camp

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