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South East Antrim Scouts provide clean water

Ethiopia Wednesday, 24 June 2015
South East Antrim Scouts provide clean water

What a happy photo of some amazing fundraisers! Pictured above are Reuben Wolfe 4th Carrickfergus, Lewis Beckett and Cullen Gallagher 1st Monkstown, Blair Kirker, Evie Moore, Zane McQuillen and Lee Walker 1st Cloughfern presenting Alistair with the Scout Cheque for £2000 to provide clean water for our projects in Ethiopia.

Sentry Hill, the historic 19th century farmhouse associated with the McKinney family, and now a major visitor attraction in Newtownabbey provided the attractive backdrop for South East Antrim Scouts to present Alistair Bennett from our Northern Ireland office with the proceeds from the Scout District’s annual charity collection.

The Scout Groups in the District, which stretches from Larne to Whitehouse along the coast and inland to Ballyclare and Kilbride, set themselves a target of providing the funds to buy 100 clean water filters for our work in Ethiopia. The magnificent efforts of the young Scouts and their Leaders surpassed their target by 33%

The majority of our children in Ethiopia do not have running water in their homes and they have to collect their water from polluted streams which greatly affects their health and that of their families. The Scout’s fantastic fundraising will give the gift of clean water and be a great blessing to many families in our care. To find out more about how you can fundraise for us just like the Scouts have, please visit our fundraising page.

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