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27th Cambridge Scout Group funds cycle ride

Published by Matt Polaine | Filed under Bicycle, Cycling, Events, Xanthe

Xanthe and Matt cycling down Mt.VentouxWHAT ARE THE FUNDS FOR? The 27th Cambridge Scout Group is in real need of updating equipment including new tents. The money raised will also go towards sending the Troop to local and national Scout Camps.

For the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges which helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities, the importance of keeping fit and to develop self-sufficiency.

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? The challenge is to cycle from Cambridge to Ipswich via Lavenham, approximately 110km (65miles) in one day in May 2010. You can get ride progress updates via Matt’s Facebook or Twitter.

WHAT IS THE TARGET? The target is £200, from each sponsor to sign up for 5 pence per kilometre covered. For example: 5p/km x 110km = £5.50 (+£1.40 GiftAid*). If you have signed up on the paper form, we will add your amount, and come and collect the money from you direct.

All funds raised can be tax-free through GiftAid to 27th Scout Group charity 290473, and through JustGiving this is automatically done through the Scout Association.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - Xanthe raises more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the Scout Group.

  • Or more if higher rate tax payer.

February 10th, 2010


2 Responses to “27th Cambridge Scout Group funds cycle ride”

  1. Matt Polaine Says:

    Xanthe did 49km today - on her first ride this year!

  2. Matt Polaine Says:

    £187 raised now!

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