3rd St Marks Scarborough Guides MADL Donation

£280 Donation To 3rd Scarborough St Mark's Guides

3rd Scarborough St Mark’s Guides have received a charitable donation of £280 from Proudfoot supermarkets this month towards transport costs for the group to attend  Girlguiding’s “The Big Gig”.

The Big Gig is “a concert with a difference” – just for Girlguiding members. This year’s event will see Fleur East and Rak-Su appear amongst other stars with an anticipated 10,000 guides and their leaders in the audience.

The family-run Proudfoot supermarket group supported the club through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage and Co-Op own label products, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

3rd Scarborough St Mark’s Guides unit are based at St Mark’s Church on Coldyhill Lane in Scarborough.

Sally-Ann Wilson, Guide Leader in-training at the unit, said: “I am in charge of trying to give as many Guides as possible the opportunity to attend an upcoming Guide event. This is called The Big Gig, which is taking place on 19th October 2019 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield. 

“We would love to be able to attend with as many of our Guides as possible to give them the experience of a real concert. For some this may be their only opportunity.

“Our unit catchment area covers a wide area including some lower income households. We are sadly finding an increasing number of parents struggling to afford to send their daughters on any Guiding events. The cost of this event is £30, plus a further £10 for travel per Guide, so the £280 donation will pay for the girls’ travel.”

Valerie Aston, director at the Proudfoot Group, added: “We are delighted to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support good causes in the area.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, through the in-store collecting tins and purchases of selected products in our stores; as without their support these community donations would not be possible.”