Store gives tents toraid-hit Woodcraft Folk

Bristol Woodcraft Folk have received three Vango tents from Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in Blackboy Hillfollowing a break-in where their camping equipment was stolen. 

  Theo Wheale, Ellis Brigham’s Bristol store manager,  said: “We spotted the Woodcraft Folk’s appeal on Facebook and as encouraging people of all ages  to get outdoors is one of our values, we were happy to be able to help.  We do a lot of work with the Youth Adventure Trust and know how important it is for young people to get outside and learn skills that help them through life.”

Bristol Woodcraft Folk run six groups across the city for 6-21 year olds.  Members learn about big ideas and important issues such as the environment and global conflict through activities like craft, games, play and debating.  By discovering new skills and experiencing outdoor explorations, they build confidence and knowledge along the way. 

 Jenny Thompson, District Group Leader, said: “The annual camping trips are a highlight of the year for many of the young members so we are really grateful to the team at the store for helping us get back outside.”

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