To mark the first anniversary of the official opening of Goostrey’s Scout Hut and Youth Centre, local cyclists are appealing for sponsorship for this year’s “Big Bike Ride” on Saturday 12 May.
As many as 70 riders have signed up for the challenge of cycling 55 or 32 miles around Cheshire’s country lanes to raise money to repay the loan on the new Scout Hut. Sponsors are invited to support individuals or the event as a whole by logging on to the fundraising website – https://mydonate.bt.com/events/bigbikeride18
The next day on Sunday 13 May, it will be the turn of local footballers to help to raise funds in the annual Simon Weston Trophy football match between residents of East and West Goostrey. Kick-off is at midday at the Booth Bed Lane grass pitch. Competitions will be held for Primary and Secondary aged children, and drinks and cakes will be available to purchase.
Saturday 9 June (the birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II). The Scout Hut is playing host to a unique event: “Afternoon Tea with Mrs Kettle” !
In a Michael Parkinson- style interview with Group Scout Leader David Giles, Mrs Kettle – Goostrey’s most famous Rose Queen – will recount memories of her long life and times in Goostrey. Tickets will be available in advance from Goostrey News and the Trading Post.
The Scout Group’s spring fundraising efforts, which included a “Locals Night” at the Scout Hut in March, with a pop up pub run by the Crown Inn, have been boosted by other generous donations. More than £600 is being given to the Scout Hut from last year’s Simon Weston Trophy Football Match, as it was not needed for the original good cause – a new defibrillator at the Booth Bed Lane Sports facility.
As the annual Bluedot Music and Science Festival at Jodrell Bank Observatory approaches (19 -22 July 2018), 1st Goostrey Scouts were delighted to receive a fantastic donation of more than £1100 from the 2017 event. Group Scout Leader David Giles said; “1st Goostrey Scouts is honoured to again be recognised as one of Bluedot’s chosen charities and we are very grateful to receive the fantastic sum of £1100. This will help us to repay the outstanding loan on our wonderful new building, which is being used and enjoyed by local children and young people every day.”