Scouts launch £20,000 roof fundraising appeal
major project to fund vital repairs to Burnham-On-Sea's Scout
hut has been launched this week.
group says it's in a "desperate" need to replace the
leaking roof on its building at Burnham's BASC sports ground.
needs £20,000 to carry out the work and is planning a number
of fundraising events over the coming year, which began on Saturday
with a Christmas fair.
Rendell, Chairwoman of Burnham Scouts, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are in desperate need of £20,000 to build a new
roof - the current one is deteriorating quickly."
protective paint on the roof is peeling away, leaving holes and
patches of damp and moisture coming through."
added that many hundreds of young Scouts, Beavers and Cubs use
the building, learning important life skills and the group would
hate to see the work put in jeopardy due to the need to replace
concerned at how it has deteriorated over time and would the funds
as soon as possible so we can go ahead with the new roof,"
received £200 from the district Scouts, plus £860
from Saturday's Christmas fair and £50 in donations so far,
so there is a long way to go."
are difficult times to be fundraising for such a large sum, but
we hope that people will dig deep and help us."