Beaver scouts raise funds for Macmillan with a special visit to a Warley care home
PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 September 2018
Young scouts helped raise money for Macmillan with a special visit to the Sycamore Court Care Home this week.
The 2nd Brentwood scout group from St Thomas of Canterbury visited the residents of Sycamore Court Care Home in Magpie Lane on Wednesday, September 26 to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Residents at the care home joined in with a sing-along session and the children, between the age of six and 14 spent time chatting to each of them and enjoying homemade cakes that staff had made.
Councillor, Sheila Murphy, the mayor of Brentwood was also at the event.
She said: “Raising money for Macmillan Support with the Brentwood community is wonderful.
“It was a fantastic evening and we are very grateful to all the children that took part and to their parents that brought them to the event.
The children arrived in full uniform and took part in activities including playing games with the residents, making handicrafted bracelets, and singing their favourite camp songs.
Julie Morrison, the activity coordinator at Sycamore Court added: “The residents have loved having the children around, young people always bring so much energy and enthusiasm into the home, and we think it’s really important to create links with the community, to keep our residents engaged and provide a more stimulating and interesting place to live.”