Category: Fundraising

 

Dola Polar

DOLA POLAR

The Inaugural Deal in Kent Annual Polar Lecture Evening

Sunday 22nd March 2020 6pm – 9pm

Lecture 1: Alan Noake (Assistant County Commissioner Global Projects for Kent Scouts and Expedition Leader of the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project) – “Shackleton’s Scouts”

Lecture 2: Tom Lynch (Botanist, photographer and sergeant in the parachute regiment on the combined services expedition of 1964/1965.) – “Following Shackleton’s Footprints in South Georgia”

Lecture 3: Michael Smith (An authority on Polar exploration whose nine books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.) – “Sir Ernest Shackleton – The Man, the Myth and the Ramsgate Connection”

£7.50 online in advance: https://www.cognitoforms.com/SpectuliseLtd/DolaPolar (£10 on the door)

Light Refreshments
Raffle Prizes Welcomed

Contact: alan.noake@kentscouts.org.uk or 07525 633435 for more information

Kent County Scout Council – Charity Registration Number: 303471

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.4

EPISODE 4 – Monday 4th February 2020 – Goudhurst Scouts, Athy Heritage Centre and Interview with Darcey Holmes

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Athy Heritage Centre Website…
http://www.shackletonmuseum.com

Darcey Holmes

Darcey Holmes’ Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DarceyHolmes

The Quest for the Silver Penguin Treasure Hunt (Feb 2020)
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverPenguinQuestTreasureHunt

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

Goudhurst Scouts who kindly raised nearly £800 for the Project!
The Antarctica Board Game played for 24 hours by Goudhurst Scouts!
Alan Noake with Shackleton Statue, Athy, Ireland
Norwegian sledge used by Shackleton on the 1907-1909 Nimrod Expedition.
Comfy Antarctic Wear!
Scale model of the Endurance.
Cabinet of Quest related memorabilia.
Marr and Mooney helping to load the Quest.
Reviews poster of the Southward on the Quest film.

The Quest for the Silver Penguin begins!

I really was in front of Dover Castle – honest!

The Quest for the Silver Penguin begins!

Last day at £5 to join the Quest for the Silver Penguin treasure hunt. From now on the entry donation goes up by £1 a day (To pay for the clues missed!).

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverPenguinQuestTreasureHunt

#REQUEST2021 @Kentscouts

Our Case for Support

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG SAYS,

If a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school – then imagine what we all could do together if we really wanted to.

She certainly has a point but do you think young people should strike from school to raise awareness of Climate Change?

Well now you can help send some young people to ‘school’ in Antarctica instead! The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Project is doing just that. Our mission is to develop six young Antarctica ambassadors who then will create a future legacy by sharing their polar research experience to inspire thousands of other young people.

Each of the young people YOU help support will have to:-

…FUNDRAISE towards the overall total costs for their expedition.

…PROMOTE Scouting’s strong heritage links with Shackleton’s 1921 Quest Expedition.

…LEARN how to crew a one-hundred-year-old sailing vessel through Antarctic waters.

…EDUCATE younger children about climate change and endangered Antarctic wildlife.

…UNDERTAKE an Antarctic Research Project and present their results upon returning.

11 Unique Antarctic Research Projects

Kent Scouts Global Projects now has a strong track record of running large successful international expeditions. Back in 2009 they ran an eco-awareness training project in South Africa, in 2012 a team climbed Kilimanjaro, in 2018 twenty-four scouts helped with school building and malaria education in Ghana and in 2020 a group are heading off to work with a charity supporting street Children in Kenya.

And now the money bit…! To deliver this project successfully is going to require total funds of £110,000 by 30th June 2021. Flights and Antarctic voyage amount to £10,000 for each of the ten project participants. Plus, another £10,000 is required for pre-expedition training, equipment and resources to achieve the other project objectives – such as the heritage plaques being carved out of Caithness slate which are £1000 each.

So, if you live in Kent (or Aberdeen!) you can attend one of our popular Community Fundraising Events. We are also seeking Corporate Sponsorship and can in turn promote your brand on all our printed literature and online media. Finally, we welcome fresh ideas from individuals or organisations to fundraise for us.

HELP OUR YOUNG ANTARCTIC AMBASSADORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SPONSOR THE PROJECT NOW:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas from the ReQuest2021 Team!
Sponsor the project on our
Virgin Money Giving Page

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 2

EPISODE 2 – Tuesday 3rd December 2019 – Derigging the Lady Daphne Thames Barge and an interview with Genevieve Scullion

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Derigging the Lady Daphne Thames Barge on Sunday 24th November 2019…
https://www.kentscouts.org.uk/1267

The Lady Daphne Thames Barge

Genevieve Scullion’s – sponsorship link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GenevieveScullion

Genevieve Scullion

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of ways you can follow and support the project….

http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 1

EPISODE 1 – Sunday 10th November 2019 – A 100 Mile Swim, Antarctic Krill and Into The Frozen South!

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Seb and Silas – 100 mile swim – sponsorship link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SiandSeb100miles

BAS Krillbase Project
https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/krillbase/

T.A.S.K. (The Antarctic Scout Krill project) Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/404884260439993/

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of ways you can follow and support the project….

http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

Over £30,000 raised so far!

As of 24th September 2019 we have just passed the £30,000 mark towards making Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Antarctica Project happen! Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far we have now hit 35% of our overall target. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ReQuest2021

Here is a reminder of our ten project objectives – primary and secondary.

Primary Project Objectives:

  1. Participate as members of the crew on the Barque Europa on a voyage to Antarctica in the Winter ‘21/’22.
  2. For each of the participants to carry out an Antarctic research project and present the results upon return.
  3. To visit Port Lockroy base that was established by Scout James Marr and fly a Scout flag on Antarctica.
  4. To unveil an expedition plaque dedicated to Marr & Mooney at Gilwell Park and Port Lockroy in Antarctica.
  5. To involve the younger sections in join-in educational fun activities in the form of Antarctica In An Ice Box.

Secondary Project Objectives:

  1. Hold a pre-expedition PR event for sponsors, participants and Scouting dignitaries on board a similar 100-year-old vessel at St Katherine’s Dock, on 17th Sep ‘21 and have Tower Bridge opened just for us!
  2. Attend the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society Quest reconstruction event at Plymouth in Sep 2021.
  3. To have Scouting representation at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Grave on South Georgia on 4th/5th January 2022.
  4. Potential to link up with Scouts in other countries on the original expedition route.
  5. Potential to create a legacy charity project. T.A.S.K. – “The Antarctica Scout Krill” project.

A Hot June Evening In Antarctica!

It was somewhat ironic that Kent Scouts chose to run its Evening In Antarctica on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far!

Back Row (Left to Right): Darcey Holmes, Colin Walker, Genevieve Scullion, The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton, Lucy Morgan, George Stonor, Joe Doherty.
Front Row (Left to Right): Cathy Mummery, Alan Noake, Matt Wood and Shackleton The Penguin!

On Saturday 29th June guests gathered from around the County, and beyond, in the barn at Lower Grange Farm in Kent for an evening of presentations to learn all about the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctica Project.

The guest speakers were Colin Walker (Scout Historian and Archivist), Joe Doherty (The first scout to ski to the South Pole and kite ski back) and the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton (Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Granddaughter) who is also one of the project’s three supporting patrons.

ReQuest2021 Team
The ReQuest2021 Team (From Left to Right): Matt Wood, George Stonor, Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, Alan Noake (with Shackleton The Penguin!), Cathy Mummery and Lucy Morgan. (Plus, not forgetting, Laura Bernard – who was unable to be present for the photo!)

The ReQuest2021 Team (From Left to Right): Matt Wood, George Stonor, Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, Alan Noake (with Shackleton The Penguin!), Cathy Mummery and Lucy Morgan.
(Plus, not forgetting, Laura Bernard – who was unable to be present at the event.)


The project’s other two supporting patrons sent the team video messages – James Ketchell, currently flying a gyrocopter all around the world and Felicity Aston MBE, the first woman to ski to the South Pole.

In the Winter of 2021/22, the team of Scouts will be sailing on the Bark Europa Tall Ship from South America to Port Lockroy in Antarctica.  Exactly 100 years after  two Scouts sailed on Shackleton’s final Quest Expedition the project‘s objectives will be: –

  • To participate as members of the crew on the Barque Europa on a voyage to Antarctica.
  • For each of the participants to carry out an Antarctic research project and present the results upon return.
  • To visit Port Lockroy base that was established by Scout James Marr and fly a Scout flag on Antarctica.
  • To unveil an expedition plaque dedicated to Marr & Mooney at Gilwell Park and Port Lockroy in Antarctica.
  • To involve the younger sections in join-in educational fun activities in the form of Antarctica In An Ice Box.

All four youth participants gave an overview of their Antarctic Research projects. Genevieve’s is a PHYSIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT, Lucy’s is on CLIMATE CHANGE, Darcey’s is using PHOTOGRAPHY & ART and George’s is doing 3D ICEBERG SIMULATION. #MakeItHappen.

The top four Raffle prizes donated for the night were as follows:-

  1.     A Thames Cruise on The Lady Daphne Thames Barge (including Tower Bridge opening) for four people worth over £100. Aug/Sep options for 2019. [DONATED BY: SAM HOWE AND ANDY TAYLOR, LADY DAPHNE]

2.     Into The Frozen South Book 1923 (with facsimile of original cover). Worth around £100. [DONATED BY: PAUL DAVIS, KINGSBRIDGE BOOKS]

3.     The Shackleton Voyages Book [DONATED BY: PAUL DAVIS, KINGSBRIDGE BOOKS]

4.     SendMeCakes Ultimate Bake Box Gift Voucher. Worth £22. [DONATED BY: LOU MILLIGAN, SEND ME CAKES]

The team have fundraised £26,545 so far with a project target of £85,000. Gentoo penguin level sponsors (each donating over £250) to date include the Gallagher Group Ltd, the Deep-Sea Scouts and The Goodwin Sands Potholing Club.  

Kent Scouts is one of the largest Scouting counties in the UK. Giving adventure to 17,112 young people and 5,439 adults across Kent. We are an umbrella organisation to the Scout Association of the UK operating in the Local authorities of Kent County Council and Medway Council. The aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

For various ways you can follow and support the project please visit: http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021