What a great welcome for us tonight at the 1st Sheffield Children’s hospital scout group.
Many thanks to Stella, Sam, Oliver, Kayleigh and Alice who represented the 2016 WYS on SHOW cast to join me in presenting our cheque for £667 to support the development of the new facilities at the hospital. Cheryl Davidson, community fund raising manager joined us for the evening as well.
Together we celebrated 9 years since the scout group was formed , a special group which caters for children who are in the hospital for a whole variety of reasons. The theme of ‘Cats’ had been chosen since cats have 9 lives ! After the activities, our cast members went onto the wards to meet some of the other children who were there. The group has supported over 2000 children over the 9 years they have been in operation, some come for a short time, whilst others who are in the hospital for long stays, come more regularly.
Each child who attends gets a knitted teddy bear and we were delighted to take down over 100 bears which had been knitted by cast parents and families. 100 bears for 100 years of Cub Scouting !
Commenting on the day Cheryl from the hospital said
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to West Yorkshire Scouts and all that took part in the Gang Show and raised the fantastic amount for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. It’s truly amazing and your donation will help so many young people. Thank you so much!
In West Yorkshire, we have staged a County gang show every two years at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax.
We focus on ensuring that the performance is a mix of song, dance, comedy and drama whilst giving local Scouting a tremendous opportunity to show off. The 2016 show focused on ‘Cubs100’, the centenary of Cub Scouting and featured extra opportunities for Cub Scouts to take part or come and watch.
Each show has a chosen charity which it supports through an interval collection.