Christmas tree collection day to boost Scout funds
Location: Buxted Scout Hut Framfield Road Buxted East Sussex TN22 5FD
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Buxted Scouts are selling Christmas trees as a way of boosting their funds.
If you order your tree online by November 1 at the Scouts’ website you will be able to collect it at a festive activity morning on Saturday, December 5.
Rachel Brocklebank, who is on the executive committee of the 1st Buxted (O”Brien’s Own) Scout Group says the trees are premium quality Nordmann firs.
“They are beautiful non-drop trees with glossy green needles, sustainably grown in Sussex.”
She says they will be freshly cut just before the collection/delivery date which ensures a fantastic lasting quality and needle retention, and adds: “I personally had a tree last year and it was honestly the best tree I have had I a very long time. The needles really did not drop.”
Collection will be from Buxted Scout Hut, Framfield Road, Buxted, TN22 5FD, on Saturday, December 5, from 10am to noon.
The aim is to run festive activities during the morning but this will depend on Covid-19 restrictions.
Delivery of the trees to local TN22 postcodes is offered at an extra cost of £5.
Buxted Scout group is been running since 1909. More than 140 young people are on the roll, from Beavers through to Explorers.
The aim is to offer a traditional Scouting experience to inspire young people, equip them with skills for life and most of all have fun and make friends.
Leaders and young people are pleased to have resumed face-to-face meetings recently having depended on Zoom during Coronavirus lockdown.
Normally the main fund-raiser for the Scout Group has been an annual fireworks display in the village, and the selling of raffle tickets in Uckfield High Street but it isn’t possible to do either this year because of the pandemic, so the sale of Christmas trees is very important to the group.