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Grange Park Beavers become reindeer for a day

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Beaver group in reindeer masks

MS nurse Emma Matthews volunteers at her local Beaver Scout group and she thought the Reindeer Rally would be a great way to get the group involved in fundraising to help people with MS.

The Grange Park Beaver Scout Group from Northampton recently took part in the MS Trust's Reindeer Rally. The Beavers all decorated reindeer masks which looked amazingly bright, colourful and fabulously sparkly!

The young people took part in lots of fun and games, including some fantastic reindeer-themed activities including 'pin the nose on Rudolf' and 'reindeer antler hoopla'. They even enjoyed a snack fit for a reindeer - a glass of water and carrot sticks!

Assistant Section Leader Emma Matthews, who is also an MS specialist nurse, explained why she wanted to get the group involved, “Not only is it great to take part in fun fundraising activities with the Beaver Scouts, to support the MS Trust was really important to me.

"As an MS Clinical Nurse Specialist, I understand and appreciate the invaluable ongoing support the MS Trust provides for nurses like myself, and how this in turn impacts massively on the quality of care and information we can give to our patients.”

The Beaver Scouts were each given an empty Smarties chocolate tube which they filled with coins and together they raised £55 for the MS Trust. Well done Grange Park Beavers!

“It is really important for young people to get actively involved in fundraising. We try to encourage the young people to be involved in raising awareness and fundraising for a wide variety of charities. We can all make a difference.”  Julie Bainbridge, Beaver Scout Leader

Grange Park Beaver Scouts at their Reindeer Rally