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Scouts raise funds to support families struck by disasters

The Loddon Scouts presenting their cheque to Heather Babb, local ShelterBox representative.

The Loddon Scouts presenting their cheque to Heather Babb, local ShelterBox representative.

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Loddon Scouts have raised £320 for the ShelterBox charity after taking part in a survival challenge.

The Scouts, aged 11 to 13, spent a night sleeping under shelters they had made and cooking over an open fire.

Shelter boxes cost £590 and contain all the basic requirements for a family of up to six people to set up a home when there is a disaster. They include a tent, thermal fleece blankets, stove, cooking equipment, water containers and filtration, warm hat and gloves and a children’s activity pack.

The shelter boxes are located in strategic places around the world and a trained shelter box response team can have them in place within hours of a disaster.

The Scouts presented their cheque to Heather Babb, local ShelterBox representative.

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