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09.05.09 - Malahide Sea Scouts - Laura's Fun Day

Last year, Laura Brennan, our good school friend passed away very suddenly. It affected us all differently. Laura's parents subsequently set up "The Laura Brennan Charitable Trust" in order to help sick children and their families in the area. The Trust endeavors to ensure that families looking after a sick or disabled child will be able to source help locally if their needs are not being met through HSE Services. For example, a set number of nursing hours per month for a child with an acute illness to enable parents suffering from lack of sleep to get some much needed rest or respite care for a sick child or teenager to give their siblings some 'one on one' time with their parents (

We decided that we would like to help them in their work somehow. We put our heads together and came up with "Laura's Fun Day".

Our aim was to raise funds by giving young Scouts (Cubs and Beavers) a chance to do water activities such as sailing, kayaking and rowing (which they rarely get to do) along with fun activities on land such as treasure hunts, games, face painting, etc ...

Laura's Fun Day took place on the 9th May 2009 with a high tide at 12:45 and the promise of summer weather. Confident that we had covered all eventualities, the day began with a bright and VERY early morning. We set up the den and the ward room (where administration would take place). To ensure safety, we got traffic cones from Malahide Gardaí and blocked off the area between the Scout Den and the Slipway. First all of the team leaders were briefed and given the equipment they needed to run their activities. The activities included Water Activities (rowing, sailing and kayaking), Cub Treasure Hunt, I’m a Cub – Get Me Out of Here, Arts and Crafts, Beaver Treasure Hunt and AFAR Talk.

We raised a total of €2,100 for the “Laura Brennan Charitable Trust”. On top of this it was a great day and Cubs, Beavers and Scouts alike really enjoyed themselves.

Aideen Costello, Heather Rowan and Fiona Kavanagh
Neala Troop (Skipper Stephanie McCann)


Daughter to Nuala & Pat Brennan, sister to Anna and Shane, strong competitor and friend to countless people... read more about the beautiful girl that was
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