Work on a new scout centre for a group in Northwood got underway last month when their old hut was demolished.
An appeal for funds for the 1st Northwood New Scouting Centre was launched last March with an initial target of £100,000.
Although estimates for building costs have risen considerably over the past year, the main costs have been covered which meant work could go ahead.
The list of donors includes Hillingdon Council, last year’s Mayor of Hillingdon Carol Melvin’s Charity Fund, Nick Hurd MP, many Charitable Trusts, Metropolitan and Middlesex Masons, Northwood Lions, Northwood and Northwood Hills Residents’ Associations, local shopkeepers and local organisations and individuals. Major donors will be recognised on a Donors’ Wall in the new building.
The new Scouting Centre, due to be opened in the Spring of 2019, will provide much improved facilities for over 110 young people between the ages of six and 18 who use the current facility.
The new building will be 30 per cent larger than the current hut and will have disabled access.
The group are continuing to raise more funds to ensure that the building is fitted out to a sufficient standard.
To find out more about the project or to make a donation, please visit https://www.1stnorthwoodscouts.org.uk/1st-northwood-new-scout-centre/