Dancing Beavers raise over £750 for Children in Need

Added 10/12/2015 test

Twenty two Beaver Scouts from the 26th "Blaise" Colony in North Bristol raised over £450 for Children in Need, by holding a sponsored Danceathon.  This fundraising was increased to over £700 as a result of a generous donation from the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

Rosie, a Beaver Scout aged 6 said "The danceathon was great fun!  It was good raising money for Children in Need.  I would like to do it again".

Alex, a Beaver Scout also 6 years old said "I like dancing and raising money for Children in Need because I like doing exciting things".

James Rowe, adult volunteer working with the Beaver Scouts said "All the boys and girls had a brilliant time.  It was a great way of keeping them fit, active and learning to help other people.  I get so much working with this age group.  It's having a social life with a purpose".

The Beaver Scouts, their Leaders and Young Leaders danced non-stop for over one hour.  The music ranged from Pharrell Williams' "Happy" through to "The Conga" ensuring that Pudsey and the Beaver Scouts are sure to be strong contenders for "Strictly Come Dancing 2016".  Parent volunteers ensured that refreshments were on hand to keep those feet moving to the beat!

Bear Gryls said 'Volunteering has always been a key part of Scouting, and to this day, Scouts around the country promise to help others when they join up. And they do  - research recently released shows that almost half of all Scouts volunteer in their local community.