Blackpool Scouts enjoy carols around the campfire to raise money for local community

Blackpool Scouts got together for their Christmas Carol service – but this year it was a little different.
Blackpool Scouts singing around the campfire.Blackpool Scouts singing around the campfire.
Blackpool Scouts singing around the campfire.

More than 100 young people and volunteers went down to 1st Norbreck Scout headquarters on Kelvin Road to gather around the campfire to sing some classic Christmas songs while donating tins, dried food, toys and much more for those who need it this Christmas. Matt Hornby, lead volunteer for Blackpool Scouts, said: "A massive thanks from me to each and everyone who came. We hope you enjoyed it. Big thanks to the volunteers who made it happen". The donations from the event have been split 50/50 with the Salvation Army and Holy Cross.

The Scouts in the town have had a busy month. Scouts from 51st Blackpool, based at St. Stephens on the Cliffs visited Clarence House in St Annes to spread some festive cheer and sing some carols for the residents of the home. The residents enjoyed singing along to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Little Donkey, Jingle Bells and much more. To help make their Christmas a little bit more special the Scouts also handed out Christmas cards to the residents that they made the week before. Amy Southern, volunteer with the Scouts said, "We also enjoyed talking to the residents about their previous experiences in Scouting from when they were children. It was a very enjoyable experience for all and it was fantastic to get out in the community and spread some Christmas cheer!".

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