Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
As part of our ongoing commitment to working with the local community, our West London team has donated £1000 to the 101st Scout Group in Church Crookham. The group, which belongs to Odiham District Scouts, will use the donation to contribute towards the refurbishment of a new hut that the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will use as their HQ and weekly meeting point.
Up until now, the sections have been holding their weekly meetings at Quetta Park Community Centre or at Church Crookham Junior School. This lack of centralised hub makes it difficult for the 115 young members to come together for whole Group activities or get a sense of the activities that take place within each section. As well as the opportunity to bring the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts together, the new scout hut will open up opportunities for expansion, thus enabling new members to join.
Commenting on the support from our West London region, Melanie Slade, one of the Beaver Leaders within the Scout Group, said: “We are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the donation and we are delighted to be one step closer to achieving our aim of securing a home for the Group. So far we have raised £65,000 of the £72,000 required for the renovation project, so we are looking forward to seeing our new meeting place finished and ready for our Group to use. On behalf of everyone at the 101st Scout Group, I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for its generous contribution.”
Nikki Gibson, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West London, said: “It means a great deal to us to give back to the local community in which we build our homes. We understand that local community groups such as 101st Scout Group can benefit from our help, so it’s important that we provide support where we can, and we look forward to seeing the local community enjoying the new scout hut.”
The building in question, is an MOD building which has been left unused for approximately 10 years and was previously used as a military police station as well as a shop for the local community. So far, the local Scout group has raised £65,000 to go towards to the renovation project.