With this year’s Harbour Carnival raising a record-breaking amount, the Bailiwick of Guernsey Scouts Association are in line for an amazing £12,000.
The event, held on Friday 6 July, raised the highest ever amount of £24,000, helped by a miraculously rain-free evening and new events such as the corporate duck race. The remaining 50% of the amount raised will go towards other local good causes.
The Scouts were chosen as the main beneficiaries by Harbour Carnival organisers the Guernsey Round Table and sponsors RBC Wealth Management. Julie Bulpitt, Bailiwick Commissioner of the Guernsey Scouts Association could not be more delighted with the amount they will receive. She said: “It’s been a packed few months since we heard in May that we had been selected as the main beneficiary. We have been busy selling the mini ducks and building rafts to enter the various races and we helped out on the night. We even had Guernsey Cub Scout Leader, Deputy Michelle Le Clerc entering in the man-powered flight race. Who knew fund-raising could be so much fun!
“To know that we will receive this amount of money means we will definitely be able to buy the new equipment needed, for use by all Guernsey’s ten Scouts groups, as well as take them off-island on various trips.”
Guernsey Round Table President Shaun Gourley was also thrilled with how the evening went: “We were so lucky with the weather which helped to bring the crowds out. With a record number of team entries, the atmosphere was fantastic. Also, a big thank you to everyone who pledged money for a corporate or mini rubber duck, and to the Scouts for helping with the fundraising. It was a real team effort”
Alan Pearce from the Guernsey Leadership Team at RBC Wealth Management who was supporting RBC teams on the night said: “RBC is extremely proud to be the sponsor of this fantastic community event for the fifth year running. We’re delighted that the event has grown every year and that 2012 has raised a record amount for the Scouts and other local charities and good causes.”