Scout group receives a helping hand
A scout group in Bursledon, Hampshire, has received a welcome donation from us to help enhance its facilities.
Our Southern Counties team donated £250 to the 7th Itchen South (Bursledon) Scouts, which has been active in the community for the past 84 years and has operated from its current premises since 2001. The group is now looking to improve its facilities at Poland's Wood Estate, Bursledon, with donations from private sector organisations.
Derren Avis, Group Scout Leader of the 7th Itchen South Scouts, explains: “We offer a range of exciting activities for youngsters in the area, such as residential camping experiences and teambuilding exercises, as well as teaching scouting skills, arts and crafts, fire safety, and much more.
“The building we use is in need of updating, and the donation from Taylor Wimpey will be used to provide new exterior lighting at the premises.
“Not only is this important from a health and safety standpoint, but it will also allow us to hold evening activities outside during the warmer months, rather than being stuck inside the building.
“Donations like this are vital for allowing us to put on events for the groups that use the building, and by improving the facilities, we are hoping to attract even more members. On behalf of the group, I would like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey.”
Roz Wells, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to make this donation to the 7th Itchen South Scout group.
“We hope that the money will go a long way to improving facilities at the group’s headquarters.”
Some of the 7th Itchen South (Bursledon) Scouts following the Taylor Wimpey donation (from left to right): Stuart Abbott, Karl Abbott, Derren Avis (GSL), Adrian Mori (Scout Leader), Camren Coffin, Christopher Fox, Jack Williams and Frankie Milne