Father goes on the run to help fund hall
KENNINGTON Scout Group has a long and illustrious history in Ashford since its start in 1911.
The Scout hut in Lower Vicarage Road has served the group for almost 50 years.
But the structure can no longer provide the facilities needed by a modern Scout group.
Plans for a new Scout Hall on the same site have been approved. It will cost more than £250,000 and the money needs to be raised by the Scouts and their supporters.
So far they have raised £50,000 and leader Mike Cullen said: “We are planning a series of events to help energise the campaign”
The first is a mammoth crosscountry run to be completed by Mike Munroe, the father of three young Scouts.
He aims to tackle the famous North Downs Way, which will involve racing almost a marathon a day for six consecutive days, over 163 miles of rough and hilly terrain.
Mike, a veteran of 21 marathons, has been training hard over the past three months.
He plans to start at Farnham Railway Station at 10am on Monday, March 26, and will finish at noon on April 1 at the Scout Hut on Lower Vicarage Road.
Anyone wishing to support his run can make donations through www.justgiving.com and select Mike Munroe under Fund Raiser or 1st Kennington Scouts under charity. Cheques, payable to 1st Kennington Scouts, can be sent to Peter Hickman at 258 Faversham Road, Kennington, Ashford. TN24 9AN.
Marathon man Mike Munroe with Peter Hickman, fundraising campaign manager for the group