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Scouts hall receives cash for makeover

PUBLISHED: 19:39 13 April 2018

Roger Gibbins hands Adrian Hopkins a cheque for £2,000 to pay for improvements at 1st Burrington and Wrington Scout Group. Picture: Yeo Valley Lions

Roger Gibbins hands Adrian Hopkins a cheque for £2,000 to pay for improvements at 1st Burrington and Wrington Scout Group. Picture: Yeo Valley Lions

Yeo Valley Lions

A scout and guide group have gratefully received thousands of pounds in funding from a local charity.

Yeo Valley Lions presented leaders and members of 1st Burrington and Wrington Scouts and Guides Group with £2,000.

The money will be used to improve the group’s headquarters, in Wrington’s School Road.

The scout and guides organisation has been running for more than 50 years in Wrington and the Lions was only too keen to help with providing some much-needed funding.

Its spokesman said: “The group premises in Wrington are based in an old chapel built in 1864 together with a more recent extension.

“As well as use by scouts and guides, the building gets considerable use for community events and activities.

“The group is fundraising to allow improvements to be made including modifications to enable disabled access and to replace windows in the extension.”

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