James Caird Sponsored Row-A-Thon
A sponsored Row-A-Thon launched with two high profile rowing machines either side of Shackleton’s famous James Caird lifeboat and lots of other rowers participating simultaneously on rowing machines all over the world. The aim is to clock up 1500km (the equivalent of 800 nautical miles or 933 miles!) – the amazing distance covered on the Endurance expedition’s incredible boat journey.
The event officially started at midday on 14th April 2021 and remains open until the end of April 2021 to see what final distance can be achieved!
We invite professional and amateur rowers around the world to join the team, raise some sponsorship and take part in this heritage celebration event.
All profits go to the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project.
[Kent County Scout Council. Charity Number: 303471]
WAYS TO DONATE
Visit the following link to donate to the “virtual” rowing team’s efforts:
By cheque to “Kent County Scout Council” and send to Kent Scouts County Office, Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DA
By BACS to Kent County Scout Council, CAF Bank, Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting reference “Request2021”.
By TEXT – Just text REQUESTROW 10 to 70450 to donate £10
Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS
If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text REQUESTROWNOINFO 10 to 70450
NOTE: To donate a different amount just replace the 10 with the amount you wish to donate instead
REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE
PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW TO JOIN OUR “VIRTUAL” ROWING TEAM AND TAKE PART….
REGISTRANTS WILL BE INVITED TO JOIN THE ONLINE SPONSORSHIP PAGE AND CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD AN OFFLINE SPONSORSHIP FORM BELOW
OFFLINE SPONSORSHIP FORM
Let the bidding commence!
Please join in, have a bit of fun for a good cause with our online auction.
Starts today (Saturday 20th March) at 9.30am and bidding closes next Sunday (28th March) at 9.30-pm.Some fantastic items that have all been kindly donated for our project. Take a look!
HELP US TO SPREAD THE WORD BY SHARING THIS LINK.
Only 300 Sleeps Till We Sail!
Hard to believe after all these years of planning that it is only 300 sleeps until we sail from South America to Antarctica now in January 2022!
The team have all now registered on the Bark Europa passenger list. We are starting to look into insurance and flights. Research Projects are taking shape. Fundraising still needs a final push but we are on track despite Covid. Watch out Antarctica – here we come!
PENGUIN CROWDFUNDER SUCCESS!!!
WE ARE 100% FULLY TOTALLY COMPLETELY CROWDFUNDED FOR OUR SHACKLETON THE PENGUIN SOFT TOY ORDERS!!! A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PLEDGED MONEY IN THE CAMPAIGN. @Kentscouts@crowdfunderuk
Anyone who chooses a penguin now is guaranteed to get one in due course: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shackleton-the-penguin
They will also be for sale on eBay now later in the year!
Our new Shackleton The Penguin toy – Erin’s simply not letting him go!
So Erin’s got hold of our first sample Shackleton The Penguin plush toy and she’s not letting go of him!
Want one too? Well, here’s the deal…
We’d really love to place our first order and make this happen but first we need your help!
Basically it will take up to 12 weeks for us to receive an initial minimum order of 300 penguins.
However we must first have 300 firm orders to ensure that the ReQuest2021 project does not make a loss.
So if you make a pledged payment now then your card will only be charged if and when we reach 300 orders.
The first 100 people can donate £10, or more, per penguin (inc UK p&p).
The next 200 people can donate £25, or more, per penguin (inc UK p&p).
Non-UK supporters will need to pay a fair nominal extra delivery cost before dispatch.
The white cloth woggles and neckers are included.
£5 Miniature white leather ReQuest2021 woggles are an optional accessory* (inc p&p).
(*Not suitable for under for under 5 year olds)
By pledging to buy a Shackleton The Penguin plush toy you will be helping us to:
• Sail to Antarctica in the Winter of ‘21/’22.
• Develop 10 Antarctica Ambassadors.
• Undertake 10 Antarctic Research Projects.
• Produce Educational Fun Resources.
Many of our other large fundraising events have been cancelled due to Coronavirus so we need all the help we can get to hit our fundraising targets.
We do realise this is an extremely tough time for everyone and we are immensely grateful for your valued support!
Once we have covered the cost of production all profits will go to the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project [Kent County Scout Council – Charity Number 303471]
Check-In for THE QUEST FOR THE SILVER SUITCASE
An online Treasure Hunt with cash prize of over £100 to the winner. A minimum donation of £5 to take part and receive a new clue every day at 6pm during February 2021. Weekly prizes too!
Find out more and register to take part at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverSuitcaseQuestTreasureHunt
All profits to Kent Scouts REQUEST2021 Antarctic Research project.
Kent County Scout Council Charity Number: 303471
LAST DAY TO ENTER IS 28TH FEB 2021
Fantastic that Si & Seb have been awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for “superstar fundraising and upholding amazing Scout values”.
These two have raised over £700 for the ReQuest2021 project so far with their 100 mile sail and 100 mile swim!
Silas and Seb are too young to go on the expedition themselves but have been selflessly fundraising for their fellow scouts to go.
One Year To Go!
If all goes to plan (covid willing) exactly twelve months from today the ReQuest2021 team will be setting sail from Ushuaia in Argentina at the foot of South America on a three week research expedition to Antarctica.
To raise awareness and the much needed funds required we are currently running our 12 Days of Christmas Campaign.
It’s easy, just text REQUEST 12 to 70450 to donate £12*
Texts cost £12 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to give £12 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, then you can just text REQUESTNOINFO 12 to 70450.
*To donate a different amount just replace the 12 with the amount you wish to give instead.
KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL – CHARITY # 303471
REQUEST TEXT GIVING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED!
Text REQUEST 5 to 70450 to donate £5*
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, then you can just text REQUESTNOINFO 5 to 70450.
*To donate a different amount just replace the 5 with the amount you wish to give instead.
KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL – CHARITY # 303471
Dream Becoming A Reality!
Another milestone reached £70,000 raised, another £40,000 to go by end of June 2021. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Dream becoming a reality! 🙂
Options for donation payments: –
1. Please make any donation cheques payable to “Kent County Scout Council”, Kent Scouts, Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone Kent ME14 3DA
2. Donate by BACS to Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting “Request2021” as a reference.
3. Virgin Money Giving Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ReQuest2021