Stockport Scouts come together to say 'thank you'

1 Jun 2022 10:04
Published by: Scott Callan

More than 500 scouts will stage a "comeback camp" in Mellor to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and thank...

The Stockport District Scouts will be having a street party on Friday as part of four days of activities at the event being staged at Linnet Clough Scout Camp & Activity Centre.

The first ever national Thank You Day was held last year for people to thank those in their community - and is now returning for a second year on Sunday, June5 to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee.

Event Lead Andy Arnold, who is also the District Commissioner for the Cubs, said: "It's a really good opportunity to celebrate the Queen's contribution to the country and to scouting as our patron. As well as being the comeback camp following the pandemic, the event will also be the first time the Squirrels age group, which is four to six, will join us for a camp, they will be joining us on the Friday on the day."

Other activities taking place will include climbing, archery, air rifle shooting, scavenger hunts and a bouncy castle.

Thank You Day is a chance to get together with neighbours, friends and families to celebrate what makes our communities great and to say thank you to those who have made a real difference to our lives.

The tradition started in 2021, and this year a record-breaking 15 million people are expected to take part. By creating a national moment to say thank you to the people that make a difference in our lives, organisers hope to help bring the country together and to recognise the millions of acts, big and small, that make Britain such a special place to live.

The day is being backed nationally by a host of big names including Gareth Southgate, Gary Lineker, Ross Kemp, Levi Roots, Lorraine Kelly, Ellie Simmonds, Prue Leith, Alan Titchmarsh and Anne Wafula Strike.

It is being backed by institutions and groups including the NHS, the FA, National Lottery Community Fund, the Royal Voluntary Service, the Scouts and the Church of England.

Organisers have called for people to get together to show their appreciation of both the Queen and each other - and to get together with neighbours to share a Big Jubilee Lunch.

Brendan Cox, co-founder of the Together Coalition, which organised Thank You Day, said: "The past couple of years have been testing for all of us but with The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations there's never been a better excuse for great big party, to say thank you to everyone who has helped us through.

"We're getting together as friends, families, neighbours and communities, to raise a glass to The Queen for 70 years outstanding service and say a great big thank you to each other as well."

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