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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Scouts lend helping hand to RNLI and MarineWatch

Dan O’Leary and Rachel Brennan
Dan O’Leary and Rachel Brennan
Accepting the cheque for the RNLI was Johnny Moore, Tony Parle and Rose Murphy and for Marine Watch, Ronan Berry

Pádraig Byrne

Members of the Wexford Scout Co were delighted to be able to do their bit for two wonderful causes as they handed over a cheque for €2,402 to Kilmore Quay RNLI and Wexford MarineWatch at their AGM.

Both causes were delighted to share the funds which were the proceeds of a special fundraising camp called 'Wamboree' which was held in Kilmore Quay back in June and was attended by over 250 Beavers, Cubs, Ventures and Scouts from 5 groups.

The main aim of 'Wamboree' was to raise funds for Charity with participants paying a fee to do what they love best - camp and enjoy cost neutral activities over a weekend.

The activities provided included Guided tours of the RNLI Lifeboat, Respect The Water Campaign presentations, a shipwreck and survival challenges on the Burrow, coracle making and games on the beach, a treasure hunt around the village, shell painting, camp-fires on the beach, Neon Cinema at the Stella Maris Centre and much more.

Kilmore Quay Development Association provided the camping field and the Stella Maris Centre as the main hub of the camp and local business also rowed in behind the initiative, donating materials etc, with the villagers providing a warm welcome to all involved.

The local scout group in Kilmore played a big role in organising the event and running the camp and it was an extremely successful follow up to 'Wamboree 2016' which raised €2,170 for the Syrian refugees.

Both causes were extremely grateful for the hard work of all involved in the event and thanked them for their wonderful contribution.

Wexford People

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