A young Guiseley AFC season ticket holder has thanked the club after he was given a signed match ball and two free tickets to support his efforts to raise funds to attend the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.
Jamie White, 14, went through a tough selection process before being chosen to travel to the Far East this summer as a member of the United Kingdom Contingent.
He will join more than 40,000 Scouts from over 150 nations for the event which takes place in a different host country every four years.
One of the conditions of attendance is that each Scout must raise the money to pay for the trip themselves.
Jamie has now raised more than £2,200 towards his target of £3,600 through a series of ventures including a 12-hour ‘spinathon’ on a static bicycle in his driveway in July.
His latest fundraiser will be a pub quiz at Coopers Bar and Brasserie in Guiseley on Friday 20 January which already looks set to attract a capacity crowd.
Jamie issued an appeal for donations of prizes for the quiz and also a raffle which will take place on the same evening.
Guiseley AFC answered the call with Football Secretary and General Manager James Pickles handing over the signed match ball and tickets to Jamie before last Saturday’s impressive 2-1 league victory over Nantwich Town.
Jamie said: “I am really grateful to James and Guiseley AFC for their kindness.
“I think there will be a big turnout for the quiz but we are short of prizes and the ball and tickets are brilliant.
“It was nice to meet James and thank him in person.”
Individuals or businesses who might also be able to offer a prize should contact Jamie’s dad, Barry, on Tel: 07787 514324 or email: [email protected]
Anyone wishing to sponsor Jamie’s efforts can do so online by visiting the GoFundMe website and entering ‘Jamie White Scout’ to access his personal page.