In 2021 we raised over £41,000 for local charities!

“Beckenham Fireworks in the Park raised over £41,000 for good causes in 2022! The 5th Beckenham South Scout Group are proud to be able to make grants to local charities and support our own good work in the community.”

Living Well Bromley (2021)

“Thank you for your very generous donation of £2,000 to support Living Well Bromley.  This is an amazing amount raised from your firework night!

We have been able to keep supporting those in need throughout the lockdown and challenges over the last 20 months and we continue to see a rise in demand for our services.

Since restrictions lifted, we have opened our community café ‘The Well’ to offer a place for people to meet, have a snack, hot drink, and feel welcomed.  Social isolation was a major problem during lockdown and is the main contributor to mental ill-health.  The café has become very popular, and we often have guests playing board games while enjoying their bacon and sausage sandwiches.  For many this is their only opportunity in the week to meet and chat with others.

Your donation will help us keep our vital services of a food bank, community lunch, café, advocacy services, counselling, and a safe, friendly community open to those who need it most.”

More information about Living Well Bromley

Lewisham Donation Hub (2021)

“That is wonderful.  Thank you so much for your donation of £1,000.

Please thank your volunteers for choosing us. The donation will be put to very good use.  Thank you”

More information about the Lewisham Donation Hub

Bromley Diabetes (2021)

“Thank you and the Scouts for the very generous donation to Bromley Diabetes UK group.  £600 is a fantastic figure. So pleased that the event was a success.”

More information on Bromley Diabetes UK

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid (2021)

THANK YOU! So much for your generous donation.

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 St Christopher’s Hospice (2021)

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PAPYRUS Charity (2021)

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

More information on Papyrus

The Primrose Centre

Thank you from the Primrose Centre – click to enlarge

Our grant will fund 40 therapy sessions in 2018

“The Primrose Centre fulfills a huge need in supporting hundreds of visitors diagnosed each year with breast cancer. Visitors come from a large geographical area within London and the South East.

The charity does not make a charge for therapies but is enormously grateful for donations which provide services now and into the future.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer we are pleased to help you through your recovery just ask and we will be there for you every step of the way”

More information about The Primrose Centre

Demelza Hospice

“At Demelza, we’re here to make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and to support their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them. We’ve been providing this care since 1998 and, through the generosity of others, we can continue to be there for families for years to come.”

More information about Demelza Hospice

Bromley Diabetes UK

“Our goal is to provide support and educate people living with diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about diabetes.

We encourage those interested to attend our group meetings which are a welcoming and social environment for people to discuss diabetes and its effects. Support and companionship are some of the simplest yet most important aspects of living with diabetes – this is why our group exists and we want to help in any way that we can.”

More information about Bromley Diabetes UK

Lewisham Hospital Geriatric Unit

“We look after patients over the age of 65 with multiple co-morbidities, including falls, infections, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, delirium, dementia, and patients requiring rehabilitation.”

More about Elderly Care in Lewisham

St Christopher’s Hospice Young Adults Group

Moving from children’s services to adult services is not always easy. This service aims to reach young people aged 17-25 living in South East London with a life-limiting illness. Our grant of over £1,000  will pay for one young adult to attend a 4-day music festival – including the support and medical staff.

“As a member of the young adults group I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has come together to support and make this happen.

The support is amazing getting young people out more and showing them there is more to life than we think, interacting with others and engaging in activities.

In fact just the going out and meeting people is really good, who support you and make us feel normal instead of being in the same place every day and being around the same people can get boring.”

Young Adults Project member

More information about the St Christopher’s Hospice Young Adults’ Group

Other Donations

We also awarded smaller grants of to the following charities and local good causes:

  • Friends of Croydon Road Rec
  • Bowie Beckenham Oddity
  • 1st Biggin Hill Scouts
  • 3rd Beckenham Brownies
  • 16th Beckenham Brownies
  • Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation
  • Penge Cycle Club
  • Bishop Challoner PTA
  • St Mary’s PTA
  • 23rd Bromley Guides (St Edmund’s)
  • 1st Biggin Hill Explorer Scout Unit
  • City of London Round Table
  • Beckenham Vultures Explorer Scout Unit
  • Shipwrecked Fisherman and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society