Santa Dash Sunday 2nd Dec

Liverpool are planning to top last year’s total of over 4000. Can we top our last-year-total of 4?

Our own little helpers

Application forms at santadash website. You get sent a santa costume, or you can make your own by sewing together e.g. some little robins.

masses of mr xmasses


Jenny’s first Swaziland update

Greetings England!
I am having a manic time here in Swaziland. On our second day we were
invited to join the king in celebrating 100 years of scouting!!! Saw him
danced with him and then ate with him. WOW were on the radio and TV!!

Digging and cooking, cooking and Digging on site developing nicely we are
building a volleyball court and a meeting building. Oh and the safari was

Looking to see ya soon!!! JEN

For details of the project, see previous post:


King King of Swaziland website

Swazi scoutsSwaziland Scouts Website

Jenny L – Tyne Bridge jump – Swaziland appeal

Here’s a picture of Jenny Lees abseiling off Tyne bridge. Fool. Here are pictures of her friends in Tyneside and in Swaziland – all of them are scouts involved in an annual summer programme of works, to both improve clinic infrastructure and provide sports facilities and activities to young people living with HIV Aids in the Hhohho district of Swaziland.

Jenny and coJenny Lees checking her harness

International ScoutsCampingSunny day

Please read on to learn about the work they will be doing at the scoutcamp this summer. At the moment, the scouts are busy fund-raising (hence the close encounter with the river Tyne) – big thanks to all those who have sponsored Jenny!

How to donate:

If you would like to donate money towards clinic improvements, that would be great , please write a cheque to 19th Newcastle Scout Group and mark the back of the cheque Swaziland and send it to: Jenny Lees, 7 Tintern Court, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7XG. Please indicate whether you are a UK tax payer, as tax we reclaim can make your money go further. Alternatively, you can give money to Helen H, and she will pass it on. Any donation large or small will help, thanks.

Gathering water for cementSiftingJenny, put your back in to it

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Claire’s London Marathon

Pics of Claire and Ade running this year’s London Marathon, April. Claire ran for the charity “Young minds,” (donate via justgiving).

Claire before the raceAde


"I had a great day on sunday despite the heat
and am pleased to say I managed to run the
whole way round (however slowly at times!)
and finished in 4 hours 52.
I really appreciate all your sponsorship
and I know Young Minds do too. Thankyou!
If any of you fancy running the marathon
next year let me know as spectating looked
great fun so I'd like to give that a go now!!!"