Grease is the word at Scout’s sing-along fundraiser

Jasmin Brook at the Grease Sing-along fundraiser
Jasmin Brook at the Grease Sing-along fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Brighouse have donated a total of £1,000 to fund a Scout’s trip to America next year.

Jasmin Brook contacted the Rotary Club to ask if they could sponsor her in her efforts of raising £4,000 to attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia in 2019.

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Rotary member Judy Armitage said: “We donated £300 to Jasmin following her request for help but we then suggested running an event and giving her all the proceeds.

“The Rotary Club of Brighouse has a dedicated Youth Opportunities Committee and particularly like to help young people within the local community.

“Jasmin wrote a lovely letter requesting help to fund her trip and was happy to help Rotary raise the money.”

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The event was a Grease Sing-a-long, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the film’s release, and took place at Christ Church Centre in Hipperholme.

Jasmin, who is a student at Brighouse High School, served as host during the evening as those who attended sang along to all of the memorable hits from the film.

The event raised £700, bringing the Rotary Club’s total to £1,000 which will all go towards funding Jasmin’s exciting trip.

Judy said: “She did a fantastic job waitressing the event and Tesco very kindly donated some of the food.

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“In the Year of the Woman we feel ‘this girl can’.”

Jasmin has a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving if anyone wants to contribute to her cause.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Brighouse, visit www.brighouserotary.org.uk.

The Rotary Club meets every Monday at Crow Nest Golf Club at 6pm.

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