As previously reported, the collaboration between ShelterBox and Scouts at the Perth Royal Show proved once again to be a great success. Julia Day is the PR and Fundraising Officer for Scouts WA. Here, Julia reports on the team’s efforts.
“The ‘Scouts Challenge Zone’ at the Perth Royal Show keeps getting better every year thanks to the Royal Agricultural Society’s generosity in donating the space and having an experienced team of volunteers deliver a fantastic range of the free activities. The “Boot Camp Challenge” inflatable race and Laser Tag were the big favourites this year and very eye-catching.’
‘The link between Scouts WA and ShelterBox continues to grow and is important in demonstrating the core values of Scouting in helping others and doing good in the community. Many parents and young people commented on their appreciation of the free activities at the ‘Scouts Challenge Zone’ and in turn donated to ShelterBox, so the arrangement worked very well.’
‘Having the ShelterBox tent and the contents of the ShelterBox on display hit home the reality of the basics a family needs to survive when they have lost everything. The display, situated in the main hub outside, allowed families to see firsthand what is being achieved and could go away with the satisfaction of knowing exactly what their donation purchased. Having experienced Rotarians manning the display and telling the story of ShelterBox to those visiting the ‘Zone’ was a vital component in creating a stronger awareness of the incredible work this initiative has achieved and continues to do around the world.’
‘So, many thanks to all of those who dropped in and dropped coins! All of us at Scouts WA look forward to more opportunities like these to help create a better world…”