Scout appeal is given mayor’s backing
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