Young Scouts from Explorer Units and adult leaders combined together to support the recent Alzheimer’s Garden Party at Warnham Park on Saturday 20th May 2017.
Explorer Scouts from Europa, Phoenix and Titans Explorer Units and adult leaders helped set up the event, serve teas to the approximately 150 guests and clear away at the end of the day.
Tideway folk group which was formed in the late 1960’s the members of which are still active Scout leaders from Horsham, London and Kent provided the entertainment for the event.
Donations on the day raised more than £750 to help the work of the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Scout Association’s A Million Hands project includes support for the Alzheimer’s Society and seeks to the raise awareness of young and old alike to the issues of those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Tim Wilkins sent this thank you to the Scouts that helped on the day.
Alongside providing developmental opportunities for young people through a national programme of training Scouts in Horsham support the community in many different ways.
Tideway folk group also work the local charity Know Dementia and provide entertainment at ‘Memory Clubs’ in West and East Sussex.
There are many ways in which young people and adults can use their skills and experience to support our local community.
To find out how you could get involved in Scouting contact:
Peter Scofield –
District Commissioner – Horsham Scouts
E-mail – [email protected]