Scout ap­peal is given mayor’s back­ing

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS -

A NORTH­WOOD scouts group has re­ceived a ma­jor boost to its £100,000 cen­tre ap­peal.

Hilling­don bor­ough’s new mayor, coun­cil­lor Carol Melvin, has an­nounced that the 1st North­wood Scouts Group’s ap­peal will be one of her three cho­sen char­i­ties for her year in of­fice.

To date, the fund to re­place the age­ing Scout Hut, has reached over £44,000 since it was launched in March.

This is due to the gen­eros­ity of or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the North­wood Hills Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion, £2,000, North­wood Lions, £2000, and com­pa­nies such as the lo­cal Waitrose (cur­rent) and Tesco (Septem­ber/Oc­to­ber) who have both in­cluded the Scouts in their to­ken schemes. Plus the sup­port of many lo­cal in­di­vid­u­als.

The Scouts them­selves have not been idle. With events such as the an­nual jum­ble sale and plants sales, bag pack­ing at lo­cal su­per­mar­kets and a stall at RAF Northolt’s open day and many more events, all con­tribut­ing to the Fund.

Progress of the Fund and how to do­nate at can be found at www.1stnorth­wood­scouts.org.uk.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of 1st North­wood Scouts with Coun­cil­lor Carol Melvin, Hilling­don Mayor, at the launch of her three char­i­ties for her Year in Of­fice. The other char­i­ties are, Halo Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion and Lynda Jack­son Macmil­lan Cen­tre

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