Lyminge Scout hut roof to be fixed

Published on June 9th, 2020

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Education | Support for the Community

The 1st Lyminge Scout Group is set to have its leaky and uninsulated roof fixed during the summer. The group had raised its target of £23,000 and had contracted a builder to undertake the works just before the coronavirus outbreak.

Andy Hutchinson, 1st Lyminge Scouts Chair, said: “Our builder had bought the materials and everything was ready to go, but we had to put an abrupt halt to the work. We’re hoping it will commence soon as restrictions are gradually eased.”

The Group worked hard fundraising for the new roof, undertaking various events including a family fun day last summer. However, raising funds of this size takes a considerable effort and cannot be achieved quickly, so the group sought help from various organisations including the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust which donated £5000.

“We spent a year raising the money we needed and the RDHCT’s support was a significant contribution,” said Andy. “The application process was really clear and straightforward and communication with them was excellent.”

With the improvements made to the hut, as well as other planned work, the Group is hoping is can widen the number of groups within the community who use it.

The stock image, courtesy of the Scouts Association, shows scouts learning firelighting with naturalist Steve Backshall.

For more information about 1st Lyminge Scouts and to find out how you can use the hut, contact: lymingescouthall@outlook.com

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