Do­na­tions add up to £1,600 for Scouts

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A SCOUT group’s am­bi­tion to re­vamp its head­quar­ters has been given a cash boost.

The 1st Hurds­field Scout Group has been do­nated £1,612 from its nearby Co-op branches.

The cash was raised with the firm’s charity fundrais­ing scheme which al­lows shop­pers to do­nate one per cent of their shop­ping to a cho­sen group or charity.

Mark Eden, act­ing group leader, said: “It’s the eas­i­est way we’ve ever raised money for our scout group and will make a huge dif­fer­ence.

“A small group like ours can find it dif­fi­cult to raise funds, but with this do­na­tion we can press on with im­prove­ments to our scout hut; buy ma­te­ri­als and equip­ment for our Beaver, Cub and Scout meet­ings; and sub­sidise ac­tiv­i­ties such as trips and camps.

“It has been a real boost to the group, and we’d like to thank the Co-op.”

Greg Carter, chair of the scout group, en­cour­aged other groups and char­i­ties to get in­volved. He said: “Co-op mem­bers can nom­i­nate a lo­cal charity from a short­list on the Co-op web­site.

“Af­ter six months of be­ing a nom­i­nated charity, it’s time for other lo­cal char­i­ties to have a chance.”

De­lighted mem­bers of the 1st Hurds­field Scout Group with the £1,612 Co-op do­na­tion

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