Rotary cash boost for Scouts headquarters
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.
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