Worthing Scout revisits the 80s to raise money for trip to Japan

IT was a case of back to the 80s for one Worthing Scout bidding to secure a place at a world Scout gathering.

Hannah Walker (far right) and her 'Disco Dream Team'
Hannah Walker (far right) and her 'Disco Dream Team'

Hannah Walker, 15, from 8th Worthing Sea Scouts, must raise £1,700 if she is to attend next year’s World Scout Jamboree - in Kirara-hama, Japan.

Last Saturday, she turned to throwing a ‘Fabulous 80s Disco’ with her family at Heene Gallery, in Heene Road, and collected £500 in the process.

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Hannah said: “It was a brilliant evening – not only did we raise £500, everyone who came had a great time and there were some fantastic outfits. It was a really fun way to fund raise.

“We had fantastic support from local businesses who donated generously to the raffle, especially Baker Academy Water Sports who donated the top four prizes.”

Next summer, 30,000 Scouts from 150 countries will descend on Kirara-hama to participate in nature exploration, community service and a cultural exchange programme.

Hannah has been busy preparing for the big trip, sharpening up on her skills and knowledge at the West Sussex Unit Scout training camp.

She added: “I can’t wait. It will be an amazing experience not only being in a completely different culture but also to meet Scouts from all over the world.

“The fundraising has been hard work for my family and me but it will all be worth it once we get to Japan and the World Scout Jamboree.”