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South East Antrim Scouts Provide Clean Water in Ethiopia

01 July 2015

photo from the event
Cub and Beaver Scouts and Leaders from Cloughfern, Monkstown Carrickfergus and Linn (Larne) at the presentation to ‘Stand By Me’ at Sentry Hill.


Sentry Hill, the historic 19th century farmhouse associated with the McKinney family, and now a major visitor attraction in Newtownabbey provided the attractive backdrop for South East Antrim Scouts to present Alistair Bennett from the charity ‘Stand By Me’ with the proceeds from the Scout District’s annual charity collection.

The Scout Groups in the District, which stretches from Larne to Whitehouse along the coast and inland to Ballyclare and Kilbride, set themselves a target of providing the funds to buy 100 clean water filters for a village in Ethiopia.  The magnificent efforts of the young Scouts and their Leaders surpassed their target by 33%

‘Stand By Me’ aims to rescue children in crisis.  It provides care for individual needs.  It provides knowledge and tools to break the cycle of poverty and it provides children and families with health programmes, including the provision of clean water.

If you would like to help the Scout Movement to provide a programme for the young people in your community then contact the Scout Office, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7SP;  Tel 028 90 492 829;  email [email protected]  or visit www.scoutsni.org.