Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015
We’ve lent a helping hand to a student from Peterborough, as he prepares to travel to Japan for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree!
Oxford Brookes University student Freddie Osborn (19) has signed up to work at the event which takes place every four years and attracts approximately 40,000 scouts from across the globe.
In order to make the trip, Freddie needs to raise £2,000 and our team at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia has kindly donated £100 to help with his fundraising efforts.
“The World Scout Jamboree is a great place for Scouts from countries around the globe to experience new things and meet new people,” says Freddie. “It’s a brilliant opportunity to learn about different cultures and get a better understanding of the values of others.”
In 2011, Freddie attended the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden as a participant, but this time he will be working at the event and helping to organise activities. The £2,000 he needs to raise will cover the costs of his travel to and from Japan, as well as a contribution towards the running of the event. Part of the money will also go towards helping scouts from third world countries to attend the jamboree.
He says: “The World Scout Jamboree in Sweden was the best experience of my life without a doubt. I had such a good time so I want as many people to experience it as possible – the more people we manage to get there the better.
Freddie, who studies Japanese and Computer Science at university, will travel to Japan at the end of July for three weeks. He won’t know what his role will be until he arrives at the site in Yamaguchi City.
He adds: “I’m very much looking forward to the trip and I’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation, it really does help.”
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, says: “When we heard about Freddie’s fundraising efforts to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, we were only too happy to offer our support with a donation.
“We’d like to wish Freddie the very best of luck as he continues to raise money and we look forward to hearing all about the trip when he gets back.”