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fo r y e n o m i n es raisi ng r a M l a y th e Roiation Assoc

Scouts, Cubs and Leaders from 1st Petersfield Scout Group, have been raising money for the Royal Marines Association Fisher House Appeal over 2013. The Group carried out a bag pack at Waitrose, undertook a sponsored 30km trek along the South Downs Way and the Cubs ran a fair one Pack night. In total in excess of £3,000 was raised. The money went towards funding a multi-use games area, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where all seriously wounded service personnel are treated. Fisher House, a home from home for the families of the injured, was opened in the summer by Prince Charles and on 22nd November, Group Scout Leader Oenone McKellar and Assistant Cub Scout Leader Sarah Underwood attended the official opening of the MUGA. The ribbon was cut by Mark Ormrod, the first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict, and Baz Barrett who lost a leg, both ex-Royal Marines. They both agreed that this facility would provide a valuable resource to enable rehabilitation to start at the earliest possible opportunity, as well as enabling the families, particularly the children, to play games with their parent helping them to come to terms with their parent’s injuries.

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Hampshire Scout News (HSN) Dec 2013  

What's been going on in the past month.

Hampshire Scout News (HSN) Dec 2013  

What's been going on in the past month.

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