Thurrock Explorer Scout working his way to the World Scout Jamboree

THURROCK Explorer Scout Conner Martin, 15, from Corringham is fundraising to take part in the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

He’s one of 117 scouts from Essex to be selected and one of 45,000 scouts worldwide planning ahead for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Conner is eager to raise the £3,800 to get himself to the 2019 venue at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA.

Having engaged himself in lots of fundraising activities to date he will now be present at some of the events at Stanford-le-Hope’s Hardie Park events with a stall over the course of the year to raise further funds. Conner has been part of the Scouting movement for over nine years and is a Young Leader for Thors Oak in Stanford-le -Hope.

Rob Groves, CEO at Hardie Park said: “Conner is very pro-active in his fundraising and we are happy to support his cause. He recently raised £207 for his fund by offering bag packing to customers at a local supermarket. It’s great to see young people so focused and we wish him all the best in reaching his funding goal’.

If you would like to help Conner he has a page at www.gofundme.com/connerwsj19 or pop along to Hardie Park’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, 31 March or The Dogtopia Show on Saturday, 16 June