Goostrey Scouts are celebrating reaching the half-way mark in their fundraising for the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre in the village – having raised more than £100,000 of the £200,000 estimated building cost.
Group Scout Leader David Giles announced a recent donation of £300 from the Holmes Chapel Rotary Club following their Christmas Sleigh Run which took the total over the key milestone of £100,000.
He said, “I wish to thank the Rotary Team for their generosity and for allowing our Scout Group to participate in the Sleigh Run. I am thrilled that we have reached the important milestone of half of our fundraising target, and hope that this will be matched by generous grants from other bodies.”
“I am overwhelmed by the scale of donations which continue to be made by individuals, businesses and groups of all sizes. This project has caught the imagination of people in Goostrey and beyond, and the Scouts are privileged that the whole community has got behind the project.”
Cath McCubbin, GPC Vice Chairman added: “The Parish Council is fully committed to supporting the new Youth Facility in the village, as we showed by gifting land for the new building. The new Scout Hut and Youth Centre will prove a very effective community resource for a whole range of youth organisations and will also relieve pressure on the Village Hall which cannot meet all the demand by village organisations.”
Peter Godfrey, Chairman of GPC, said “The Parish Council has been very impressed by the energetic fundraising undertaken by the Scouts and the way that the rest of the community has supported them. This is a major milestone on the road to the delivery of a new facility for all the young people of Goostrey.”
Donations can be made directly to the Scout Hut and Youth Centre at: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/1stgoostreyscoutgroup
Dates for the Diary:
Next fundraising events in 2016 include: a family event in Goostrey on 22 April to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and a major sponsored 55 mile Bike Ride on 14 May.