Hoping for Japan trip

Scouts from Northumberland are rolling up their sleeves to earn the ticket to an adventure of a lifetime.

A total of 36 scouts have set themselves the target of raise £3,450 each to get to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

The group took art in a carol singing event in Newcastle at the weekend to help raise funds for the trip.

The youngsters have already raised thousands of pounds through various activities including sponsored challenges, quiz nights, family fun days, supermarket bagpacks, candyfloss and cake sales.