Young’s Seafood Limited have donated £250 to the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Explorer Scouts to help fund their trip of a lifetime to Finland this summer. This July, with a little help from local employer Young’s Seafood Limited, 15 Explorer Scouts, aged 14-18, will be embarking upon an adventure to attend Roihu 2016, a week long International camp for up to 15,000 Scouts and Guides from all over the world.
As part of the Young’s Seafood Limited award-winning Fish for Life Corporate Social Responsibility Programme every month staff members nominate and vote for a charity to donate £250 to via a token scheme. This month Cheryl Atkin, PA to the Chief Executive at Young’s Seafood Limited, nominated the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Explorer Scout Unit to receive the much-needed donation to help fund their Finland adventure.
For over thirty years the Scout Association has played an important role in helping provide the excitement and fun of Scouting to young people across the UK. Within the Grimsby and Cleethorpes District, there are currently 15 Scout Groups for young people aged 6 to 25 years. The organisation helps children and young adults reach their full potential by learning the importance of teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.
The Grimsby and Cleethorpes Explorer Scout Unit is just one of these groups. Aimed at boys and girls between 14 and 18, the unit is managed by an active District executive, members’ parents and figures from the local community. Many of the unit members also act as ‘Young Leaders’, which means they give up additional time to take on leadership roles with younger units across the district.
The Scout Association aims to offer something for every young person by providing activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. Across Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the nation, the association is committed to helping young people get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Pete Ward, Chief Executive of Young’s Seafood Limited commented on the donation, “I’m delighted that Young’s Seafood Limited are able to help fund the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Explorer Scout Unit’s incredible trip to Finland. I’m so proud of our Fish For Life Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. At Young’s Seafood Limited our commitment to doing the right thing every day is critical to every aspect of our business and donating funds to fantastic causes and groups like the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Explorer Scout Unit is key to that idea. The Scout Association do a huge amount of worthwhile work throughout Grimsby and Cleethorpes by providing over 1000 boys and girls with fun, challenge and adventure, and I wish those heading to Finland very happy travels.”
Lee Woolsey, Local Volunteer and Trip Leader, Grimsby and Cleethorpes Explorer Scout Unit said, “During the weeklong jamboree at Roihu 2016, participants will take part in a wide range of activities with other young people, learn more about the world around them and develop their skills, self-confidence and teamwork. Many of our young people live within some of the most deprived areas in the country and for a number of them this trip represents their first opportunity to travel abroad. They have already commenced a variety of fundraising activities and we are incredibly grateful to have Young’s Seafood’s generous donation to add to all we’ve raised so far and to make sure our adventure can happen.”