This was the last week in our term and we were determined to go out with a bang! Well……not so much of a bang, more of a choral harmony. (We can all live in hope !) The Cubs all met at the station and soon we were standing in the tunnel that leads from one platform to another. With song sheets in hand we started to regale our muses and sing to whatever audience decided to go past. I was surprised to see that there were so few people this year, as last year there seemed to be a constant stream of commuters who we could look longingly at and hopefully tug on their heart strings enough to make them donate. However, this didn’t stop the Cubs and we continued singing to either empty corridors or a quick burst of scurrying people. There were many faces which turned from serious to happy and some even joined in with the singing. The temperature in the tunnel was cold and the Cubs did very well in continuing so after about an hour and several attempts at Rudolph the red nose reindeer, the 12 days of Christmas, away in a manger and a few more we decided to call it quits and emerge back onto the ground level where parents were waiting to collect. Last year we raised £138.09 for the Air Ambulance. Now this was certainly a princely sum and we couldn’t believe it when we completed the final count. However, this year we raised a whopping £162.84 ! I was amazed that we had topped last year. Especially as it seemed so dead ! However, I know the Colchester Food Bank will be very grateful for the donation as every penny counts.
Thank you for all the Cubs that gave up their warmth, comfort and singing talents to help us out tonight and also thank you to all you parents for either helping to sing, making the effort to drop off and pick up your child at a different location (which i know is a nightmare to get to in rush hour!). All of this makes for a great time for the Cubs and also makes the leaders lives that much nicer as we know we have your backing when considering new and exciting activities to run.
Have a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year and for ll of you who are coming to the Sing A Long and the Party, we shall see you there.