1st Newquay Scouts New Boiler appeal

by Phil Dring in Newquay, England, United Kingdom

1st Newquay Scouts New Boiler appeal
We did it
On 27th December 2019 we successfully raised £255 with 15 supporters in 28 days

Our old Boiler has served us well for many years, providing heat and hot water, but now, it has finally given up and needs replacing.

by Phil Dring in Newquay, England, United Kingdom

Scouting is based on volunteers who give their time and effort to provide the young people with the skills for life that can make a real difference to our communities.

We keep the monthly subscriptions as low as possible; these subs cover things like insurances, utilities and the endless upkeep of our HQ. We keep the subs low for one reason -- To enable all children the opportunity to attend our Group regardless of financial circumstances.

On Saturday morning, during the preparation for a sleepover for the Beaver section (5 - 7 yo), our old boiler finally stopped working and now needs replacing. the volunteers had been working for months to make it a magical evening for the children, and on hearing of the prospect of cancellation, parents and local people came together to lend us 'plugin' oil-filled radiators to heat the hall for the night.

We now need to raise £1600 to pay for the purchase and fitting of the new boiler and ask that you might consider chipping in with a pound or two.

One local councillor has already offered to donate some money, and we currently have a charity programme running at ASDA Newquay that could provide between £200 and £500, so we are on our way to this target but need a help in hand for the rest.

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