Scouts sleep in cardboard boxes in aid of Philippines appeal

Scouts sleep in cardboard boxes in aid of Philippines appeal

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James Preston

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Scouts sleep in cardboard boxes in aid of Philippines appeal

A group of cubs and scouts have spent a night sleeping in cardboard boxes to raise funds to help with the disaster relief efforts in the Philippines.


Fifteen representatives from the 19th Maidenhead Scout Group bedded down in the makeshift shelters at their headquarters in Holmanleaze as part of an evening of learning about how disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan affect people's lives.

The sponsored event also raised £700 towards the Disaster Emergency Committee's (DEC) appeal to help the aid operation in the South-east Asian country.

Cub scout leader Loz Marchant said: "We wanted to do what we could.

"Doing something like this has really helped the young people understand what is going on, and feel like they have made a valid contribution.

"We are super proud."

The event took place on Friday, November 22.

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