From shopping online, to bringing in bottle tops, there are so many ways you can help your local Scout group. Find out more below.
Simply visit the Easy Fundraising website at the start of your online shop or use their internet toolbar. Choose a retailer on their website and shop on the retailers website as usual. When you’ve finished shopping, we get a donation from the retailer. And it costs exactly the same as if you’d gone direct to the retailer’s website.
Just Text Giving
Just Text Giving makes it super easy to donate to the group, perfect for when we’re out and about doing adventurous activities.
To donate simply grab your phone and:
Text NFNS15 and the amount (including £ sign) to 70070.
For example to donate £5, text NFNS15 £5 to 70070.
Each year we hold specific fundraising events to connect with our local community and fundraise for the group. Some are regular events, such as bag packing at a local supermarket or our Christmas Fayre, whereas others are more infrequent, such as a Fashion night or a family game of skittles.
In addition to these yearly activities, each week we have the Antler Club, our bingo club every Thursday evening, with all profits from this being returned to the group.
Second Hand Books
We collect lots of items which can earn us some money.
- Old mobile phones – simply pop in a bag or the box in the HQ.
- Used printer ink cartridges – pop them in the box at the HQ or take an envelope from the HQ, put two cartridges in there and post them free of charge.
- Plastic bottle tops – any with the number 2 or 4 in a recycling triangle, milk and drinks bottle tops are ideal. There are collection points inside the Scout HQ.
- Clothing, shoes and towels – bagged and placed in the Rag Bag bin in the car park of our HQ. All of these are either resold or recycled, find out more on their website.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids
We’re part of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids voucher scheme.
Simply collect the vouchers given out at Sainsbury’s supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol stations and put them in the box at our HQ. You get one for every £10 you spend on your shop (£5 in local stores) either in store on online delivery. By helping us to collect, and by spreading the word to friends, family and work colleagues, we can collect a fair amount each time so we can get new sports, cooking and gardening equipment for free!