Scouts appeal for help to renovate run down hut

Scouts are appealing to Lytham residents for help giving a new lease of life to their run-down headquarters.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 10:00 am
The 8th Lytham St. Annes Cubs holding up the Scout Hut Appeal leaflet which is going to every household in Lytham

The 8th Lytham St Annes Group needs £3,000 to put the last pieces of much-needed refurbishment of its decades-old base at Station Road into place.

After hopes of a new HQ on nearby land proved financially prohibitive, the Scouts have switched their attention to refurbishing their existing wooden building, which dates back more than 60 years.

Various grants are set to cover £25,000 worth of work, but the group needs another £3,000 to complete the project - and is looking for the help from the public to get the project off the ground.

The projected work will include a new roof and re-cladding the exterior in galvanised metal sheeting, along with a new boiler and central heating system and new toilets.

The group hopes that enough residents, along with relatives and friends of group members, will make donations to allow the work to proceed - and leaflets have been delivered to homes across Lytham in the hope of people getting involved.

Everyone who donates £10 will be named on a roll of honour in the new-look building and group spokesman Geoff Currie said: “Almost 100 children and leaders use the building every week but it has been in adequate for our needs for a number of years.

“We had hoped we could build new headquarters on land leased to Lytham Football Club nearby. Unfortunately after offering the plans out for building tenders it soon became obvious that the amount required was way beyond the limits of the extra money that would have to be raised so we are staying put. We hope people will help and any contribution will be gratefully accepted.”

Details from Geoff on (01253) 720411.