Islington scout’s hula-hooping skills raises hundreds for charity

Becky with scouts

Becky with scouts - Credit: Archant

An Islington youngster has helped improve the lives of seriously ill children – by showing off her hula-hooping skills.

Becky Thompson, a Cub Scout in the 19th/23rd Islington Scout Group, was faced with coming up with a way of gaining her Bronze Award through a friendship challenge.

Without a second thought the plucky youngster decided to give something back to a place which once helped her - Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The seven-year-old was in intensive care at the hospital as a baby so she decided to do a sponsored hula-hoop for 30 minutes to raise money for the hospital’s trust.

Becky managed to do the challenge in two 15 minute stints and raised a total of £283, which she handed over to the members of the hospital’s own Scout group.


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The Great Ormond Street Hospital Scout Group – run, like all other Scout Groups, by volunteers – cater for however many young people in the hospital want to come to a Scout meeting on a Tuesday night, from two to thirty-two.

The cheque was accepted on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by development manager Charlotte Hooper.

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