Bovis Homes gives Bishop's Stortford's Silver Leys Scout Hut £500 cash boost
A renovation project to upgrade Silver Leys Scout Hut has been given a £500 boost from Bovis Homes.
The housebuilder awarded the money to improve the facility, which is used every weekday by the Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides and Explorers, as it is situated next to its Stortford Fields development.
The Scout group is trying to raise £7,400 to carry out essential maintenance work, including installing new doors and cupboards, decorating and roof repairs, as well as purchase new benches and cupboards.
Mark Fletcher, from the Silver Leys Scout Group committee, said: "One of the main goals of Scouting is to encourage young people to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, from outdoor activities and camping to earning numerous badges. Partaking in these activities as a group, the Scouts learn together, gaining new skills and forming friendships with other children outside of their 'school circle' of friends.
"As such, our committee's policy is to keep running costs low to ensure as many children as possible have the opportunity to benefit from these clubs at the hut. This means that capital projects are only carried out when essential and they must be covered by special fundraising.
"Donations from local businesses are vital and we are very grateful for the contribution from Bovis Homes, which is a huge boost to us."
Maria Maxwell, marketing manager for Bovis Homes' south east region, said: "Bishop's Stortford is a growing community and it is wonderful to be able to support the Silver Leys Scouts, who bring joy to so many local children.
"We wish them all the best with their refurbishment and look forward to visiting them very soon."