Scouts selling Christmas trees

December 01 2014

A BISHOPSTON scout group is holding its annual Christmas tree sale - in a bid to raise funds to support the group's activities.

A BISHOPSTON scout group is holding its annual Christmas tree sale - in a bid to raise funds to support the group's activities.

Money raised from the event on December 13 will go towards replacing worn-out pieces of equipment in time for 1st Bishopston Scouts' summer camp.

The group aim to buy a mess tent, two new dining shelters, and a new marquee for activities and events.

Funds will also go towards maintaining the scout hut.

The event has become a cherished tradition among local families who enjoy volunteering at the sale, and getting into the Christmas spirit.

Volunteer events coordinator, Sarah Bushnell, said: “This year we are really aiming to boost the festive spirit.

"We will have Christmas tree cookies and mulled apple juice and maybe even some carols sung by the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their families."

1st Bishopston Scouts is run entirely by volunteers, with all section leaders and executive members freely donating their time and energy.

The tree sale starts from 9am on December 13 at the Church of St Michael and All Angels on Pigsty Hill.