Archive for August, 2017
Back in September 2016 Epic Kidz donated £600 to 1st Oswaldtwistle Scout Group to allow them to be able to purchase a new patrol tent.
The Scouts have been back in contact to say thank you to everyone for their donations as they now have a new 8 man patrol tent (old school tent) which was made to order. It will last for decades and will benefit hundreds of Cubs and Scouts that pass through their ranks.
The Scouts finally got to use their new tent for the first time recently when they took part in a district camp which included a 9km incident hike around the Ribble Valley, visiting bases to carry out tasks like first aid, river crossing, stretcher races and much more.
Warton Warriors Football Team is a local team for children that participates in the Lancaster & Morecambe Service to Youth League (LMSYL). It currently has around 20 children registered and is a mix of boys and girls. There is an U9’s team and they are currently looking at an U7/U8 team too.
The team is run by supportive parents who volunteer their time to coach, administer and help on match days. Warton Warriors is a small village team and is often up against far bigger clubs yet they are still successful, winning many games and sticking to their philosophy of making football accessible and keeping the enjoyment in the game.
The Warton Warriors have a FA “Respect” banner that the parents and spectators stand behind to watch the matches. The banner is quite old and has started to fall apart so the club have been looking into raising funds to obtain a new one. They have also had a number of footballs lost/stolen recently and have been much in need of getting replacements. Epic Kidz has donated £250 to Warton Warriors to allow them to purchase their new Respect banner and to replace all their missing footballs.
Lancaster & Morecambe Voluntary Police Cadets are young adults aged 13-18 who have an interest in the Police & want to give something back to communities. Currently there are about 30 cadets of mixed ages and genders from all sorts of backgrounds. The Cadet moto is “lets get out there & do some good”. Their aims are to promote a practical understanding of policing in young people, give them a chance to be heard and to participate positively in their communities.
The Cadets have volunteered at many community events, they have helped clean up the cycle track in Lancaster, collected for food banks, raised money for St John’s Hospice and helped out at local sporting events to name just a few activities they have been involved in this year.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 towards the Lancaster & Morecambe Voluntary Police Cadets which will help them continue their hard work throughout the local community.