A new building for fundraising scouts

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:33 19 March 2015

1st Nailsea scouts and beavers pictured with the board.

1st Nailsea scouts and beavers pictured with the board.


EXCITED scouts and beavers in Nailsea have finally raised enough money for their headquarters to be rebuilt.

1st Nailsea Scouts has raised almost £90,000 in four years to improve its training and activity centre in Clevedon Road.

The group, which is made up of 60 beavers, 90 cubs and 50 scouts, held a cardboard caving event, a pamper evening, a carnival and ran stalls at events to raise money for the project.

The club managed to raise half of the £180,000 needed and has borrowed the rest from the Scouts Association.

John Buss, from 1st Nailsea Scouts, said: “Everyone is immensely excited as it’s been such a long time coming.

“The building is in quite a state of disrepair. The floor is breaking up and it needs to be knocked down.

“We still want people to come in and support us and we will be continuing to fundraise as we don’t want to have that loan hanging over us.”

Building work is due to start on March 31 and is expected to be completed by the beginning of October.

The various groups will be meeting in a number of different venues while the building is out of action including Nailsea School and 2nd Nailsea Scout Club’s headquarters.

The club has now set up a sponsorship board outside the building and businesses can pay for their name to be displayed outside for one week.

People are also being given the chance to sponsor a brick. Anyone interested in finding out more about the business supporters board can email nicolejelliss@blueyonder.co.uk

Members are also planning to take part in a number of sponsored events for the cause this year and organising the annual carnival.

To find out how to support the project visit www.1stnailseascoutgroup.co.uk

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