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Blog | Beavers raise £1279.28 for Somebody Cares!
By Aaron Wappler

After spending some time in lockdown, a group of Beavers from 21st Aberdeen Scout Group were determined to help people in need, once they came back to face to face Scouts. Through a well-planned sponsored hike they managed to raise £1,279.28 for Somebody Cares Aberdeen and then went onto organise a food collection for the Somebody Cares foodbank! 

The Beavers adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time by creating and doing a circular hike from the Scout Centre via the Deeside way. Collectively the Beavers managed to clock up a whopping total distance of 212 kilometres altogether and they even earned their Community Impact badge at the same time!

Clara, a Beaver, said "We chose Somebody Cares because it is a charity that goes all around the world to help everybody. My favourite part was picking up litter while playing in the rain because I get to save the world and at the same time help the charity raise money!"

Yesenia Leal, a volunteer with the group explained: “The pandemic has affected everyone, but some groups in society have been particularly hard hit, Somebody Cares Aberdeen helps these people who are otherwise forgotten, when looking for a charity to support it choosing this one was a natural choice.”

Alison Topley of Somebody Cares Aberdeen commented “The money raised by the Beavers will be used to help many families within Aberdeen who are finding life a struggle at the moment. We will be able to buy food for our food bank and also help fund our free furniture service for clients who have been made homeless. We are extremely grateful and proud of the Beavers for their hard work, thought and compassion. They should be very proud of themselves and the difference they have made within our community.”


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