Mrs Kettle, dressed as a GI bride for Rose Day, drew Mrs Clark’s winning entry of “Ted” for the Scouts’ Name the Bear Mascot competition.
Mrs Christine Burgess, Chair of Rose Day, is seen holding a painting kindly created by Steve Ellwood – as a fitting prize awarded for the winning entry.
The competition attracted much interest among the children of the village and the bear – now known as Ted and kindly donated by Mrs Margaret Kettle – went on tour last month to visit the Brownies, Rainbows, Cubs and Beavers as well as the Pre-School, so that all the children could participate in the competition, which raised nearly £200 towards the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre.
Group Scout Leader of 1st Goostrey Scouts, David Giles said: “Many thanks to all who participated in this fun competition to raise valuable additional funds for the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre. I wish to say a big thank you to Mrs Kettle for kindly donating Ted to us and drawing the winning entry for us on Saturday to give our mascot his name and also to Steve Ellwood for painting the lovely picture of the bear as a prize.
Work will be starting on the building next month, and when it is completed, Ted, will move from his current home at Mrs Kettle’s shop to have pride of place in the new building.”