1st Earith, Bluntisham & Colne Scouts sleep in boxes for charities

Charlotte Beattie, Scout Group Lead (left) handing over the donation of £254 to Dame Evelyn Glennie (right)

The 1st Earith, Bluntisham and Colne Scouts slept in cardboard boxes to raise money for two local charities. The Scouts’ chosen charities were The Evelyn Glennie Foundation and St Ives Foodbank.

The young group decided to do a “Night in the Box” evening, which saw them sleep in boxes. They managed to raise a great amount of funds for both charities, including £254 for The Evelyn Glennie Foundation.

The Scouts ready for a sleep in their boxes
The Scouts ready for a sleep in their boxes

The fundraiser comes after the Scouts visited The Evelyn Glennie Foundation, where they had a tour and workshop of the The Evelyn Glennie Collection in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The Scouts slept soundly in their boxes
The Scouts slept soundly in their boxes

There, the Scouts had a look at percussion instruments as well as learning how to make new sounds.

Charlotte Beattie, Scout Group Lead, said: “We had such a great experience learning all about listening, and seeing so many percussion instruments.”

Dame Evelyn Glennie added: “We were thrilled to have such an attentive and engaging group of young people to see The Collection and I hope we can find ways to open doors and discuss more possibilities in the future.”

Article first published in The Hunts Post online, 11th March 2024.

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