Date: Thursday 09 June 2016
Beavers and Cubs at the 1st Repton Scout Group in Ashford, Kent, are looking forward to enjoying more camping trips this summer thanks to a cash boost from us!
Our South East team, which is currently building high-quality new homes at Repton Park in the town, lent its support to the group by donating £500 to help fund brand new camping equipment and resources.
Kate Fyfe, Group Scout Leader, says: “We are a relatively new group with no funding and very little equipment – so it’s brilliant to have the support of a big company like Taylor Wimpey.”
The 1st Repton Scout Group – based at Repton Primary School – was established in November 2014 and so far has 24 Beavers and 15 Cubs. It is hoped that by the end of the year the group will have enough leaders to also be able to accept Scouts.
“We want our Cubs to stay with our group in Ashford rather than having to move into a new Scouts group elsewhere as they get older,” explains Kate. “Taylor Wimpey’s donation is absolutely fantastic and the money will certainly help us to grow.”
The £500 from us will be used to purchase essential camping items including tables and chairs, cooking equipment and a cooking tent. Any money left over will be used to purchase crafts and other items for everyday use at the group.
“This donation will help cement everything that we do within the community,” continues Kate. “Now that we’re able to buy these new resources we can look at organising more camping trips for our Beavers and Cubs!
“Our aim is to keep children off the streets and give them an opportunity to learn new skills and become more independent in a fun and safe environment.
“We’d like to say big thank you to Taylor Wimpey – we really do appreciate their support. This donation will really benefit the local community and the new equipment we purchase will hopefully benefit lots more children for many years to come.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “As a local housebuilder we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes which is why we were more than happy to offer a helping hand to the 1st Repton Scouts Group!
“We hope the Beavers and Cubs will now be able to enjoy lots of fun-filled camping trips this summer and beyond!”
There’s a choice of four-bedroom homes currently available at Repton Park.