Worksop Scout group raise £18,000 to repair leaky roof
A Worksop Scout group’s fundraising efforts in lockdown means their leaky hut roof will be repaired – after they raised £18,000.
Work is set to start on the roof on the main part of Carlton-in-Lindrick Scout Group's HQ building just after Easter and is expected to be completed in May.
Scout leader Richard Smith has praised the efforts of the Scouts and members of the community who have supported the ambitious fundraising appeal that is now just a few hundred pounds from reaching its target.
He said: “Lockdown has really affected fundraising, everyone has done brilliantly well to raise this amount.
"It just shows that if you have a specific project in mind you are more likely to be successful with fundraising projects.
"We really appreciate everyone who has donated and are looking forward to having HQ back up in and running in its full capacity.
"The scouts have been brilliant, all the members have taken part in various fundraising efforts and sponsored events in lockdown to help the appeal.
"We even had a Zoom quiz for families and just tried to think of any way we could to raise the money whilst sticking to the lockdown restrictions.”
Mr Smith, who has been scout leader at Carlton-in-Lindrick for the past 43 years, praised the efforts of Scout leaders who have continued to keep the group going in lockdown by holding Zoom sessions.
Mr Smith is now looking forward to welcoming scouts back to face to face meetings.
“The support during lockdown has been brilliant, we have hosted Zoom meetings once a week and the leaders and Scouts have put a lot of effort into making these a success.
"As well as the meetings we have been able to give the scouts activities to take part in including camping out on their lawns and cooking activities but we are looking forward to getting back to normal and everyone seems raring to go.”
A meeting is set to take place next week to discuss how Scouts can begin to meet again in person.
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