Final Fundraiser – North Bristol Triathlon marshalling

Our final fundraiser before the trip was on the 30th September in the lovely village of Tockington. We were providing marshalling services for K2 Sports ( at the North Bristol Triathlon, along with the opportunity to run a food stall. Many bacon rolls and hot dogs were sold and the event went smoothly. Many Scouts stayed behind to pack away too.

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Fundraiser – Curry and Quiz Night along with the Raffle Draw

We held our last-but-one fundraiser on the 15th September – excellent food, challenging quiz and the prize draw – a great evening was had by all. John A wrote:

“After arriving, I was asked to move the tables, chairs and benches into the
correct places. After this was done we began putting up decorations, such as bunting, flags and other Nepal or scout related things. We then had to unload the drinks from a car into the hall, where we set up the bar. I was then put onto washing up while everyone arrived. Everyone then had their starters and then their dinner, a chicken or vegetable curry, before the raffle prizes were announced shortly after. There was still plenty of curry left over at the end so the leaders decided to package it up and sell it at the end; most of it was sold. I was on washing up for most of the evening so didn’t see much of the quiz but heard from my family that everyone seemed to enjoy it. When the quiz finished at 11 o’clock we packed up extremely quickly so everyone helping could go home on time. Overall I thought it was really good fun, the food was great and the evening was really well put together and organised.”

Thanks all

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Quiz and Curry Fundraiser

There will be a fund-raising event on the 15th September combining two of my favourite things! Rachel is organising and has let us know the details:

“It is our last big group fundraiser night, and when the raffle will be drawn. Mily and Yoga (Aryan’s parents) will be cooking authentic recipes – it promises to be an excellent night

Please order your tickets from me, Please let me know how many adult tickets (anyone 12 and over), how many child tickets (under 12s), and how many meat and vegetarians. Please pay into the Namaste Nepal account, £10 per adult, £5 for under 12s. ”



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Sponsored Half-Marathon Hike

“On Sunday morning at about 10:20 our group started off, it was quite boring at first and we only stopped once for lunch at checkpoint 5 out of 9. We may have got there a bit ahead of schedule (as we didn’t see any one at checkpoint 4) and we carried on with the hike (talking every so often). We finished at 15:00 and it was a 20km hike, there may have been one or two shortcuts but we didn’t miss a checkpoint. It was only a short hike, but it was way to hot and not a lot of shade (surprisingly because we were in a forest, with lots of trees over head).
Overall it was a pretty chill walk, not too stressful, not too tiring. ” Emily W

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Fundraising table-top sale in Bishopston

“For group and individual fundraising, we held a table top sale at Horfield Baptist Church (91st Scout hut) on Saturday 14th April. Many of the scouts and explorers going to Nepal came along and helped and overall we raised over £300 as a group. This isn’t as much as we were hoping to get but we are happy to have raised some money from the sale. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much room at the front of the church and we had to do the majority of the sale at the back where not many people pass by but we still pushed forward to get some money from our sales.

Tables were set up all around the hall we were stationed in as well as a BBQ and some decorations outside with a few other tables to attract more buyers. We put up some decorations. Many people came to sell their own things on their booked tables and some even made pancakes and popcorn to sell. The group brought in cakes and biscuits to sell to the public which we sold inside the hall and at the front. Further towards the end of the day, we relocated to the front of the church where we got some more sales and were more successful raising money.

We were appreciative of how many people were willing to come along and help by making cakes to sell and setting up. After the event, we went door to door, selling some of the remaining cakes and raising some more money. Some people were kind enough to donate without buying anything so we extremely grateful for their contribution as well. We hope to have more successful events in the future to raise enough money for our trip to Nepal. ”


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St George’s Jig – Fundraising event

The St George’s Day Jig will take place on Saturday 21st April at Horfield Church of England Primary School, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 each which includes a light Ploughman’s supper. There will be a cash bar and a raffle.

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Table Top sale at the 91st Bristol Scout Group

The 91st Bristol (Horfield Baptist) Scout Group are holding a table top sale on Saturday 14th April from 2pm to 5pm. All profits form the table rental will go towards the Namaste Nepal Unit (you get to keep whatever money you make from selling your stuff!). Tables are just £10 each so come along and sell your unwanted items, make money and help out a charity at the same time.

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Second-hand bike sale

There will be a second-hand bike sale on Saturday 17th March between 10am and 1pm at the Westbury on Trym Methodist Church Hall. All monies raised will be going towards the Namaste Nepal Unit.

If you have a bike to donate get in touch. If you want to buy a bike at very reasonable cost please come along and splash your cash. There is also a cake and sweet stall.

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