Hungary – Update 1

Hello All,
Underneath is an update on our trip to Budapest and what we need from you.

Booking Update
Since booking closed early october we have been really busy booking all parts of our expedition. We can confirm insurance, flights, accommodation in both Visegrad and Budapest is all booked with deposits paid.
There are 32 participants made up of 23 young people and 9 leaders. We will keep you posted as activities are planned and booked.

Pre Camp

SAVE THE DATE !!!

As communicated in the original launch information we will be holding a pre-camp before we go away to get to know you all and your strengths. This will be taking place on 13th – 15th April, so book it off work, plan your coursework or revision around it etc.

This camp is mandatory for all participants as it will prepare you for when we go away.

Further details to follow in the new year but we can confirm you will have the opportunity to have a say in the activities we do in Hungary during the camp.

Payment Schedule

Below are the remaining payment dates.

5th March 2018 – £200

7th May 2018 – £200

Payment must be received no later than the dates above.

Fundraising

As we explained during the presentation evening back in the summer and communicated in the pre booking information, part of the trip funding would need to be generated by group fundraising and all those going will need to be involved. Our target by summer next year is £10,000. These fund will make the activity part of the expedition a WOW factor.

We are more than confident we can do this as the leaders have already secured funds of £2,600 over the summer.

2 points for you and your families to support

Bag packing

You all need to support these as every penny will go into your activity budget.

Parents help is needed too, so the more the merrier.

Choose all day or 1/2 a day.

Really looking for every family to cover 2 slots across the 2 days. (Minimum).

So 1 full day for one person or 2 half days for 2.

10th Dec Broughton Tesco 11 till 5

24th Dec Broughton Tesco 11 till 5

We will be creating a booking sheet, to sign yourself onto a slot. We will need at least 20 people per bag pack.

Recycling

Second fundraising plan, recycling April 2018. (Start now).

Car Boot

We are collecting everything and anything for a Carboot sale.

Start now!!

Ask friends, neighbours and family to donate whatever they have if a garage needs emptying be there..

We now have some storage space to store the stuff you collect, let me know and it can be stored safely till April if this helps. This space is limited so if you have a spare garage or room we can store more stuff in let us know!!

We will sort product on the Saturday before the Carboot on the Sunday, More details nearer to the time.

Clothing

We are collecting Clean and reusable Clothing.

Start now!!

We accept the following ‘good quality’ items for RE-USE:

Men’s, Ladies and Children’s clothing

Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)

Handbags

Hats

Bags

Scarves and ties

Lingerie

Belts

Soft toys

We do not accept:

Duvets, bedding, blankets and household linen

Pillows and cushions

Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)

Curtains

Towels

Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing*

School uniforms

Corporate clothing and workwear

Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

Again ask everyone, we have room to store and the more we get the more cash in our bank.

Jewellery, Coins, Stamps and Phones

We are collecting the items listed on the attachment

Again ask everyone, we have room to store and the more we get the more cash in our bank.

Other ideas

Jake is already looking into small grants from community councils

Bag packing extra date to be added, We have approached Morrisons Wxm, Asda Wxm and Tesco Wxm. If you have any contacts in any supermarkets we need your help, it’s really hard to get dates.

We need a few prizes to support a fundraising question sheet, can you help.

Social Media

We have a facebook group with regular updates, please follow this link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/297003754118076/

Kind Regards
Alex & Butch