A tasty way to raise funds

Echo Clipping 1987

Tasty homemade cakes were almost too tempting for these young cubs. The 4th Canvey Sea Scouts raised £1,300 at its Christmas bazaar and grand draw at the island’s Furtherwick Park School

The money will go to­wards renting its hall at Tewkes Creek Pavilion and buying new camp­ing equipment for a trip to Holland in the New Year.

Group scout leader Alan Evans said: “The turnout was disappoint­ing, but we are happy with the money we rais­ed. The scouts work hard for the bazaar each year but I think it is getting more difficult to make money.”

About 150 people went to the bazaar but the group usually expects nearer 300. Father Christmas was there along with handi­craft stalls, a tombola, a count-the-marbles-in-a-jar competition and cake stalls.

There are 150 Canvey boys in the group aged from six to 20. This year younger members have been singing carols at old people’s homes.

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