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Scout leaders fundraising campaign kicks off with successful soup and sweet


By Sean McAngus

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Aberchirder Scouts leaders Claus Nielsen and Robert Fowlie kick-started their fundraising campaign as they get ready for an

adventure of a lifetime driving from the town to Nepal this year with a successful soup and sweet at Marnoch Church Hall.

The fundraiser raised £772 as the community turned out in their large numbers to support the event.

Claus Nielsen and Robert Fowlie kick off their fundraiser with a soup and sweet.
Claus Nielsen and Robert Fowlie kick off their fundraiser with a soup and sweet.

Leader Claus Nielsen thanked everyone for supporting the Soup and Sweet.

He said: “I want to thank everyone who helped with the soup and sweet which is much appreciated and those who came along.

“We are well on our way to raise the £12000 needed for our trip everything we raise above that will go to mental health charity SAMH.”

Locals turned out in their large numbers for the soup and sweet at the hall.
Locals turned out in their large numbers for the soup and sweet at the hall.

He hopes that the pair can use the trip as a platform to raise awareness about mental health and some money to support charities.

He said: “We are looking to explore if issues that face other countries are the same as our own.

“We want to support mental health charities and learn more about how other countries deal with it especially with the rise of social media.

“It is a big issue in this country and it would be great to give something back."

The route that the pair are set to take on their adventure.
The route that the pair are set to take on their adventure.

The pair will take off in a Landrover to Pokhara, Nepal on Saturday, August 29, 2020, to meet up with a twinned group.

Visit Aberchirder to Pokhara Overland Scout Trip Facebook page for more information.


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