Scouts’ sacrifice will aid survival
A brief taste of hunger helped a group of Lakenheath scouts send a survival box to a family affected by disaster.
For 24-hours a group of ten scouts from 1st Lakenheath Scout Group, aged between ten and 14, took part in a sponsored famine.
Together the scouts and their leaders raised £500 which will go to charity, Shelter Box.
The money raised will pay for one box, containing life-saving essentials including a tent and blankets for a family made homeless, cooking and water filtration equipment and basic tools.
On Tuesday a representative from Shelter Box visited to show the scouts what’s in their box, which they will be able to track as it makes its journey to provide aid.
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