Buxted Scouts are taking orders for Christmas trees as a way of raising funds in a year where their other important events have been cancelled.
Normally the group’s main fund-raiser is an annual fireworks display in the village and the selling of raffle tickets in Uckfield High Street but neither have been able to go ahead.
They ran an online Christmas tree purchasing campaign last year and raised “a modest amount” but are desperate for a similar campaign to do better this year.
Rachel Brocklebank who is on the executive committee of 1st Buxted (O’Brien’s Own) Scout Group says their trees are premium quality Nordmann firs.
“They are beautiful non-drop trees with glossy green needles sustainably grown in Sussex.
“They will be freshly cut just before the collection/delivery date which ensures fantastic lasting quality and needle retention.
“I personally had a tree last year and it honestly was the best tree I have had in a very long time. The needles really did not drop.”
The trees have to be ordered online by November 1, via the Scouts’ website.
They can be collected from Buxted Scout Hut, Framfield Road, Buxted, TN22 5FD, on Saturday, December 5, between 10am and noon. Delivery to local TN22 postcode is offered at an extra cost of £5.
The organisers are hoping to run festive activities on the morning of the collection but this will be dependent on Covid-19 restrictions.
140 young people
Buxted Scouts have been running since 1909 and have more than 140 young people on roll from Beavers through to Explorers.
They strive to offer a traditional Scouting experience to inspire our young people, equip them with skills for life and most of all have fun and make friends.