1st Gresley Scout Group - Heating System Replacement

by Daniel Barnes in 

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On 20th October 2017 we successfully raised £160 with 7 supporters in 45 days

Raising funds to replace the heating system installed in 1986. It costs us around £200pm in gas bills :(

by Daniel Barnes in

We are raising funds to replace our old and extremelly inefficient boiler/heating system.

The boiler was installed in 1986 and hasn't done too badly over the years but now it is showing it's age :(


We are currently spending circa £200pm on gas plus a further £100 on electricity (hot water heated throught the white boiler above).

Both the hot water and heating system are costly items and have eaten into our capital over the years. Leaving us in a position where we need some real generosity to replace these costly items (approx £15k).

This will replace the hot air heating system with radiators throughout the building and also hot water on demand through a new boiler system.

Some facts about us and our hall usage:

  • We have over 300 users of the building on a weekly basis
  • It is used by Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers
  • Also by Rainbows, Brownies & Guides
  • Then we have the main user during the week - Church Gresley Pre-School
  • And finally Burton Banger Club every two weeks
  • We spend circa £300pm on gas/electric usage

What is really important to us is to enable young people in our community to have the opportunity to grow/develop and try new things. And to minimise the cost to make this available to all.

Financially the group tends to break even year in year out and we are reliant upon the people that use the building to help raise funds to maintain the facilities.

Unfortunately this is a big project and requires more than a few hundred pounds to be raised... and this is where we need you vote to help us out!

Begging over.... please vote for us... it will go to support so many in our area that rely upon our building!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in our pitch!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank you for believing in our pitch!

£50 or more

2 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

Your name will be immortalised on our wall of gratefulness (well hopefully a huge sign with all the donators on it!).

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