Boycott your Bed | Action for Children

Date: 21st August 2020 Location: Sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Adult Volunteer

Ditch the duvet. Banish the blanket. And pack away the pillow.

This year, working with Action for Children – 5th Rotherham Maltby Mavericks are supporting the cause and inviting our members to help raise funds for Action for Children.

On Friday 21 August 2020, join forces with family, friends or colleagues to raise money and spend the night in the most unusual place in your home.

You could rough it in the garden, pitch a tent under your table, or bunk down in the bathroom.

Wherever you sleep, you’ll help vulnerable children and families who are in desperate need. Who are worried about their future, and who don’t know when they’ll feel safe and happy again.

Even before coronavirus hit, more than 4.2 million children in the UK were locked in poverty. Now, vulnerable children and their families have reached breaking point. But with your help we can change things. Action for Children runs 476 services across the UK, helping more than 387,000 children, young people and families every year.

Action for Children work tirelessly to make sure every child has a safe and happy childhood.

This activity is open to all sections, and will count toward the Community Impact Staged Activity Badge

How do I sign up?

All donations are taken via JustGiving (Action for Children’s preferred method), and you can either join our team with your own Just Giving page – or use the pages we have setup for each section.


If you’re not a member of 5th Rotherham, or you would like to set up your own page, and join our team – then please click the button below.

Join our Just Giving Team today


Together – we can help raise funds for the children that need it the most.

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Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls