Mayor joins Scouts in celebration and helping others

Young people enjoy an evening of Christmas fun, while also thinking of others less fortunate

Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Shirley Weymouth and our County Commissioner, Nickie Chapman joined in East Norfolk District’s annual carol service held on Monday evening in St Andrews church, Gorleston.

The annual event enjoyed by nearly 300 young people and leaders along with parents and other guests.

Christmas trees were built from boxes decorated by every Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer Scout section across East Norfolk – some even had working lights!

The evening continued to be interactive with young people taking a large responsibility for the event from Young Leaders meeting, greeting and guiding to designated places through to all other sections choosing and presenting the songs, prayers and reflection.

A collection of just over £186 was donated to our Scout A Million Hands initiative.

500,000 young Scouting members have been asked to use their hands to be involved and support other community charities both here and abroad. We are committed to removing social barriers, connecting communities and improving lives.

As well as giving to this Scout initiative, gifts of presents and tinned or packet food were brought forward by all of those there and received by representatives of the local Salvation Army. These gifts will be distributed among needy families this Christmas.