YOUNGSTERS from a Pershore scout group have been boosted after a county housebuilder donated £900 to help refurbish their scout hut.
The First Pershore Scout Group recently received the donation from Persimmon Homes South Midlands as part of the builder’s ‘Community Champions’ project, which supports charities and organisations in the areas of its developments.
The cash will help fund kitchen equipment at the group’s newly converted scout hut in the redundant area of Pershore College, after it opened the doors to its new £5.8million redevelopment site last week.
Robert Roberts, Chairman at First Pershore Scout Group said: “We have more than 90 members and we’re continually growing. To meet this demand we required a new HQ.
“We’re in the process of refurbishing redundant classrooms at Pershore College and converting the building into a suitable facility. We have already installed showers, toilets, a kitchen, office and main hall.
“We’ve also been busy fund-raising to get our HQ finished and Persimmon’s funding will enable us to purchase the final kitchen equipment and more importantly, connect our gas supply. We’re so grateful.”
Andy Peters, managing director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands said: “Scout groups provide such a great environment for young people to socialise with friends and learn new skills.
“Pershore Scout Group is right on the doorstep of our new Wyre Meadows development off Station Road, so we were delighted we could support their refurbishment project.”
Visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity for more information.