Ro­tary cash boost for Scouts head­quar­ters

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

SCOUTS are cel­e­brat­ing af­ter re­ceiv­ing an­other chunk of the sum they need to raise to pay for their new head­quar­ters.

At a meet­ing of the Ro­tary Club of Ash­ford a cheque for £3,200 was pre­sented to the 1st Ken­ning­ton Scouts.

The money was raised at the Ro­tary Ram­ble in Septem­ber and will go to­wards the £330,000 needed for the new HQ to be built in Lower Vicarage Road, Ken­ning­ton, a third of which has now been raised.

Also pre­sented to Scout leader Mike Cullen and fam­ily was the Ash­ford Ro­tary Wilkin­son Sword for largest sin­gle amount, £420, raised at the ram­ble.

Scout Shane Hooper was pre- sented with an award for par­tic­i­pa­tion on be­half of all the Scouts who took part. Scouts were not the only or­gan­i­sa­tion to ben­e­fit, 11 other lo­cal Ash­ford Ro­tary char­i­ties re­ceiv­ing do­na­tions. The ram­ble was spon­sored by the Brett Group and Sun­ley Foun­da­tion.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1657899

Lloyd Star­ley, who has opened a cof­fee shop in Mar­ket Build­ings, God­in­ton Road, pic­tured with Kate Robin­son

Scout leader Jock McCoy, the Rev Roger Martin, head of fundrais­ing, Ro­tary pres­i­dent Dr Stu­art McRae, Scout Shane Hooper and Scout leader Mike Cullen at the pre­sen­ta­tion

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