Bishopston Beaver Scouts make epic climb for children’s hospice
The 1st Bishopston Beaver Scout Colony have walked a combined distance of 5,895 metres - the height of Mount Kilimanjaro - by climbing the hill in Blaise Castle estate, finishing at the castle, to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
To complete the Mount Kilimanjaro challenge at least 20 people were needed to walk up the hill, with siblings and parents, and the challenge was completed on a very warm Tuesday evening in July. Olly Slym, CHSW’s Community Fundraiser, came to support the Beavers (aged 6-8 years) and tell the children about CHSW’s local hospice, Charlton Farm.
Olly said: “It was heart-warming to see the dedication of the Beaver Scouts and their determination to climb the hill at Blaise Castle. This fundraising is vital to our charity which provides a home-from-home for children who are not expected to reach adulthood, and their families. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the children, and parents who took part.”
The Beaver Scouts have raised £300 for CHSW towards its work with children with life-limiting and their families. The walk was the third fundraising event they’d participated in for CHSW over the year; previously they’d held cake sales at a local church and at their scout group AGM. Earlier in the year the Beavers made a collection of their unwanted toys and books and donated them to the CHSW charity shop and made Christmas cards to send to Charlton Farm.
For more information about how you can support your local children’s hospice, visit www.chsw.org.uk