The 4th Ashford (Middlesex) Scout Group is the winner of Chubb Fire’s annual Christmas Card Competition. The competition was open to all Scout Groups in the UK as part of Chubb Fire’s ongoing support for The Scout Association and its commitment to spreading the fire safety message.
This year more Scouts than ever were keen to demonstrate their artistic flair and knowledge of fire safety, as Chubb Fire received a largest number of entries to date. Scout Groups were invited to design and make a Christmas card showing ‘festive fun on a theme of fire safety’.
In recognition of the 4th Ashford Scout Group’s winning entry, the Group were presented with a cheque for £500 by Nick Williams, Chubb Fire’s Marketing Communications Manager. The prize money is to be put towards an activity week in the Brecon Beacons and an activity day at High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre in Boxhill, Surrey, for the whole Scout Group. The winning design and both runners up will be included in Chubb Fire’s Christmas card, which will be sent out all of its UK customers.
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Winner - 4th Ashford (Middlesex) Scout Group, Spelthorne, Ashford, Middlesex (£500)
2nd prize - 1st Rogerstone Scout Group, Newport, South Wales (£300)
3rd prize - 1st Markethill Scout Group, Markethill, Armagh (£200)
Dennis Hammond, Leader of the 4th Ashford commented: “I am really pleased to have won the competition. It shows the standard and the commitment of the Scouts we have today and I am really proud of them.”
Commenting on the successful competition, Nick Williams said: “The standard this year was exceedingly high, with Groups getting more inventive both with their designs and materials, and the way they wanted to get across their fire safety message. We had a very large number of entries and the efforts of all Groups that entered are very much appreciated. Our annual competition enhances the support which we already give to the Scouting community and hopefully reinforces the fire safety message to thousands of families nationwide.”
Chubb Fire’s sponsorship of the Scouts’ Fire Safety Badge has now run for four years, and the badge aims to raise the awareness of fire safety among Scouts and their families across the UK. Since its inception, the Chubb Fire Safety badge is proving to be one of the fastest growing and most popular, with over 50,000 Scouts completing the badge over the last three years – which means at least 50,000 young people now have a home escape plan.