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Terrington St John Scouts' overseas trip fundraiser

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In Summer 2023, more than 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will gather in Korea for the 25 World Scout Jamboree and two youngsters from Terrington St John have been selected to attend.

Sorcha and Caoimhe Friel are the lucky Scouts to be selected to attend the event which presents an opportunity of a lifetime.

The siblings both attend the 3rd Marshland Scout Group, in Terrington St John and are students at Marshland High School.

Caiomhe Friel age 13 and Sorcha Friel age 14 are raising funds towards a scout trip to South Korea. (54179314)
Caiomhe Friel age 13 and Sorcha Friel age 14 are raising funds towards a scout trip to South Korea. (54179314)

They need to raise £3,895 each to cover the cost of the trip which will offer them the chance to gain a range of new skills, meet new people and discover scouting from around the world.

Two events are planned as a fundraiser, a coffee morning and a virtual duck race.

They also have a crowd funding page on Just giving to raise a portion of the funds with a target of £1000.

Sorcha, and Caoimhe, who are the daughters of Victoria and David Friel, who also have sons Ailin, 11 and Lorcan, nine.

Victoria said: "The money target is a tall order and they are extremely grateful of any support you can give. Keep an eye out as they will also be organising other fund raising events and activities along the way."

Victoria explained the girls were originally Brownies and then Guides, before deciding to join the Scouts instead. Sorcha is now a young leader with the 3rd Marshland Beavers.

They applied to join the UK contingent for the jamboree and underwent a selection process at Eaton Vale in Norwich in November, and were thrilled when they were both chosen to attend.

Sorcha and Caoimhe said: " We are holding a series of events, one being coffee morning. We are also selling ducks for the chance to win £50."

The coffee morning will be at the Scout Hall, Old Church Road, Terrington St John on Saturday, February 5 at 9.30am.

To get involved with the virtual duck race it is £2 per duck, £1st prize £50 and the draw will take place on Easter Sunday, April 17.

For further information contact: girlswsjfundraising@gmail.com

The crowd funding page on Just giving is here

Further information is on Facebook here

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