Scouts ‘flit’ and double their money

031211 Linlithgow scouts xmas fair at longcroft hall.
031211 Linlithgow scouts xmas fair at longcroft hall.
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AN AMAZING £1400 was raised at the Scout Christmas coffee morning and craft fayre this month.

The 4th West Lothian Scout Group from Linlithgow were hosting the popular event at the Longcroft Hall where there were stalls selling handmade cards, bags and accessories, photographic gifts, jewellery, sweets, award winning chutney, natural soaps and creams, as well as rustic Christmas crafts made by the Scouts. Added to this was the much loved tombola and home baking stalls that went down a treat.

The local Scouts broke with tradition and relocated the Christmas Fayre from the Scout Hall in Linlithgow Bridge to the Longcroft to make the most of passing trade.

Group Scout leader Paul Charlton said: “We raised over £1400 which is a fantastic achievement and one we are all rightly proud of! This figure is more than double the amount raised in previous years.

‘‘What I am most proud of is that this was a great team effort. From the GEC who organised the event, to parents for their donations and support, to the boys themselves for mucking in and behaving impeccably, to the stall holders for pitching the prices at the right level, to Longcroft Hall for the loan of the hall, and to the public of Linlithgow for wholeheartedly lending their support.”

Next year’s Scout Christmas Coffee Morning and Craft Fayre will be on December 1, 2012.