Two students at Benjamin Britten Music Academy in Lowestoft have been supported in their ambition to attend the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea by town-based company Kingsley Healthcare.
Charlotte Sykes, a member of the 4th Lowestoft Scout Group, and George Potter, who is attached to the 14th Lowestoft Scout Group, each need to raise £3,995 to attend the event in August next year.
The 13-year-old Year 8 students will have the honour of representing their Scout groups at the event which is seen as a life-changing opportunity to experience different cultures and look at world issues alongside young people from all over the world.
To set them off on their fundraising journey, Kingsley Healthcare’s marketing and customer relations director, Stephen Pullinger, presented Charlotte and George with £300 cheques in a presentation ceremony at the school.
He said: “Kingsley is a family owned company and even though we are now a national top 20 ranked care homes group we retain our family values.
“Kingsley’s Lotus Foundation supports children, families and communities in many other countries as well as the UK. However, Lowestoft has a special place in our hearts as it is where the company started 23 years ago.
“Our best wishes go to Charlotte and George. In a time of such conflict, I cannot think of a better event than one that brings young people together from across the world.”
Author: Stephen Pullinger