Fa­ther goes on the run to help fund hall

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - JUNCTION 10 -

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

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