Forterra has donated £1000 from its Community Fund to two Whittlesey Scouts, to help them attend the upcoming 2023 World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.
Selected from among 125 scouts, Peter Easterbrook age 13, and Thomas Cox age 16, have made it through the tough selection process to represent Cambridgeshire at the upcoming Jamboree. They will join 3,240 scouts from the UK at an event attended by more than 50,000 scouts from groups all over the world.
Serving in a mainly educational role, the World Scout Jamboree aims to promote peace and mutual understanding, while sharing much needed skills among the youth attending. The key theme for the 2023 event is how scouts can help to create a more sustainable world.
The pair have both been involved in Scouting from a young age.
“We’re looking forward to being able to make friends and work with other young people from different countries with different languages and cultures,” said Easterbrook. “We’re also really excited to put on some activities of our own, so that we can share information about our local area, culture and customs. In order to attend the event, we need to raise a combined fee of £7790. This will help cover such things as travel, insurance, accommodation and training camps”.
Cox added: “Forterra’s donation of £1000 has been a huge help toward this and has really aided us on this journey. It’s great to have such a boost to our campaign, and we look forward to continuing our fundraising activities in the lead up to the Jamboree.”
Forterra has strong connections with Whittlesey with its iconic London Brick made at the brickworks in the town for the past 145 years. “This looks set to be a really educational and inclusive event” says Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive at Forterra. “We’re proud to get involved in events like these as part of our community fund scheme and to help out the local community. We wish the boys the best of luck with their continued fundraising efforts and look forward to following their trip.”