Henbury Singers Concert in aid of Namaste Nepal

The Henbury Singers will be holding a concert at Westbury Methodist Church, Westbury-on-Trym on the 9th June 2018 at 7:30pm.

There will be a mixture of music types sung on the evening so come down and listen to a varied programme on a lovely summer’s evening.

Profit from this concert go to the Namaste Nepal scout unit. Order your tickets via rachel@abrc.co.uk – they are only £10 each for adults, with children going free.

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. ”


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.

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.

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.

Fund Raising – Curry Night at 44th

Last Friday night (26th January) we held a curry night at the 44th Whitetree scout hut in Bristol.

We decorated the hall with saris and hangings. There was one large cloth hanging from the ceiling right in the middle of the hall with extraordinary patterns. The tables were laid out with a lovely tablecloth, tea lights and Bombay mix. We had Punjabi music playing in the background. As well as all the tables for eating, there was also a bar at the back of the hall and a table selling desserts.

We had roughly 80 people come to support the night. About 60 people chose to eat in the hut with all the decorations and some took it back to enjoy quietly in the comfort of their own home.

We cooked 19 kilos of chicken rogan josh, 7 kilos of aloo gobi and 10 kilos of tadka dhal. All most everybody who ate in the hut said that, “the food was amazing” and, “compliments to the chef”. The scouts from the 44th were very helpful at setting up the decorations, serving the food and helping tidy the hut at the end of the night.

We raised a fantastic £727 for Namaste Nepal.

Thanks to everybody who came to support it.


Jamboree Programme Planning

“In our patrols we discussed what type of activities we wanted to run for the Nepalese Scouts attending the jungle jamboree. Some examples of the activities which we decided upon are raft building, wide games and fire lighting. I think that it was a productive evening and I am very excited to help run the jamboree with everyone!

We also went through the itinerary which sounds amazing! I am looking forward to the whole adventure, staying with a family, eating local foods and getting to meet new people. I think it will be a great experience.”

Anna L

RunFest on BBC Radio Bristol

On Saturday 13th January 2018, Michele Hurst, a parent volunteer with the Namaste Nepal SAS Unit, was was on BBC Radio Bristol discussing scouting in the city and how this unit is raising funds for the trip to Nepal in October in 2018.

This was a fantastic opportunity to talk about the fundraising and RunFest, and in particular Scouting both at home and overseas and to raise awareness throughout the region.  If you would like to listen, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rsbty#play and listen from 2:33:20 to Michele talking about why she is organising RunFest and how the purchase of your ticket will help scouts both in Cabot District and Nepal!

More information can be found at RunFest and SAS Namaste Nepal

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Nepalese Meal – Another perspective

When I first arrived at the Nepalese restaurant it was quite dim but it was very fancy with all the different colours and the really interesting artifacts. When we all sat down with our patrols I just couldn’t stop laughing (almost spilt my drink) because all of my patrol were just so funny. it was great to be in that patrol. The food was very nice as well because I like curry but sometimes it can get very spicy but this curry was bang on for how hot it was. It was just non stop laughter every second in the restaurant with my patrol. The staff were quiet but were very nice and helpful.

Overall, the meal was great, my patrol were just the best and the funniest and I can’t wait to experience the life of living in Nepal for 2 weeks, it will be great.

Harri B