It was the prize everyone wanted to win. Our Christmas Day Grand Prize was £3,000 to be shared between one lucky winner and their cause.
And the lucky winner in question is Jane Osborne from Bristol!
Her cause is Avon World Scout Jamboree 2011 Sweden, a group of 36 young people and 4 adults heading off to Sweden in May to take part in the World Scout Jamboree.
Jane was delighted with her prize: “I’m going to the World Scout Jamboree as part of the International Service Team. I have to raise £1,000 plus travelling expenses and personal kit so winning the £1,500 is going to help me a lot!
“Until I actually get there I have no idea what I’ll actually be doing – it could be anything from cleaning toilets to meeting and greeting royalty and other important visitors!”
The scouts are still deciding how to spend their £1,500 donation but will probably use it to fund activities while they are in Sweden.
Assistant Unit Leader Kevin Watson said, “We are thrilled that Jane has won, it’s such good news for her and of course for us!
“We’ve been working hard to raise the £2,300 each scout needs to take part in the Jamboree, undertaking a number of fundraising events and of course joining easyfundraising to raise money while we shop. We’re keen internet shoppers so easyfundraising is just great for us and we’ll certainly be continuing to use the service when we get back from the Jamboree to raise funds for Avon Scouts.”
So a big well done from all of us here at easyfundraising to Jane and the Scouts. Watch this space for photos and videos straight from the Jamboree.
If you would like to help Avon Scouts fundraise when you shop online with easyfundraising, find out how here.