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Unite & Cumbrae Camp at Home

Wednesday 12th August 2020

Young people, families and leaders from across the Brigade came together virtually for the Unite & Cumbrae Camp at Home over the late May bank holiday weekend.

Sessions were live streamed throughout the weekend and gave opportunities to get involved in a series of activities including Football, TikTok and Bake Off challenges, a Morning Workout & Thought for the Day each morning, a Quiz, Sports Day, Challenge Hour and more. There were times of worship where we heard from Dez Johnston (Director of Alpha Scotland), Revd Jonathan Fleming (Chaplain of Cumbrae Camp), Revd Leigh Maydew (Brigade Chaplain / Chaplain of BB England), Revd Steve Bunting (Chaplain of BB Wales) and Revd Nicola Langton-Miller (Chaplain of Liverpool & District Battalion), and music from the Unite ‘virtual’ band.

There were also opportunities for leaders to participate in a range of workshops including Delivering a Virtual Programme, Over 11’s Programme, Social Media & PR, a Young Leaders Workshop, and more.

Natalie Whipday, Director for England & Wales, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people getting involved in Unite & Cumbrae Camp at Home. A number of groups engaged in sessions together as part of their virtual programme, and it was great to see groups that had never been to one of the events taking part.”

“Both Unite and Cumbrae Camp are volunteer-led events, and I am extremely grateful to the planning teams who worked together to put on an online event – a first for the Brigade
on this scale – in such a short space of time. I would also like to thank all of the other volunteers who helped out in any way to make the event happen, as well as everyone who got involved!”

Search the hashtag #UnitedInLockdown to see more of what went on over the weekend.

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