Donation secures scout group future

RMG Photography - 6th February 2013''Flore Scout Hut
RMG Photography - 6th February 2013''Flore Scout Hut
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A scout group is celebrating after receiving a donation of more than £2,500 from Daventry and District Housing that has secured its future.

Flore Scout Group was facing possible closure as it was unable to pay for refurbishments to their hall.

However they were supported through DDH’s community chest fun run in partnership with contractor Lovell and local employer Cummins,

The scout hut, known as The Cabin, received a full facelift which included a fresh lick of paint inside, re-tiling of the walls, installing new blinds, replacing the external door and gate, and fitting new kitchen units.

The Community Chest Fund is a unique scheme where community projects based in the Daventry district can benefit from funding, labour or materials.

The group’s treasurer Alma Wright said the money will be of enormous benefit to the group.

She said: “We are based in a remote location so we tend to get overlooked for this kind of help.”

“With the help of the local community, we fundraise around £1,000 a year. However, nearly 90 per cent of this goes on utility bills, insurances and general running costs, leaving us little to spend on the Cabin and new experiences for the children.

“We are so grateful for the kind funding from DDH and for the labour and materials Lovell have supplied to get our HQ looking brand new.

“The children can now learn and enjoy their time in the Beaver and Cub sections in surroundings we can all be proud of. With the place looking so nice what we really need are more volunteers to be leaders so all young people can enjoy scouting.”