Senior Band Player Helps Scout Fundraising

Senior Band player Angus Comerford arranges concert to raise funds to help Shropshire Scouts join the World Scout Jamboree.

Solo Cornet player, Angus Comerford is one of 18 Scouts going to Japan who has arranged a fundraising concert on March 22 at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury with Porthywaen Silver Band who will play a mix of traditional brass band and some well known songs too.

Before setting off, the 18 scouts need a total of £70,000. The important part of the fundraising effort is to help make a contribution to Scouts from developing countries such as Rwanda, Surinam and the Philippines so they can also travel to Japan and take part in the global event.

The Shropshire Scouts Jamboree Group is made up of 18 young people and two adults who have been selected to represent the county at the next World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The global event will involve over 40,000 young people from over 200 countries worldwide to gather to focus on big issues like global development and world peace. The scouts will also take part in water based outdoor pursuits and community conservation activities.

Angus Comerford said:

“I love playing with Porthywean Silver Band and I also love being a member of the Scouts so what better way to raise money than bring the two together. “

“Hopefully by the end of the fundraiser we will have achieved our goal because it would be amazing to give other young scouts from poorer parts of the world the opportunity to be involved in the massive event.”

Tickets for the concert are £5 and are available by emailing or calling 01743 860666.

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