The “pop up pub” at the Scout Hut and Youth Centre on Friday attracted a good turnout and raised more than £700 towards repaying the outstanding loan on the new building. The Crown Inn had “re-opened” for one night only at the new centre across the road, while the pub is closed for refurbishment.
Group Scout Leader of 1st Goostrey Scouts, David Giles, said: “The “Locals Night” held on Friday night proved a great success, and raised more than £700 towards repaying the loan on the hut. Goostrey Scouts are very grateful to the Crown for kindly organising and staffing the bar on the night, providing generous raffle prizes and donating a share of the proceeds to the Scouts. The pub is a good neighbour and has helped us in the past by hosting regular scout car washes in their car park and holding open mic nights to raise funds for the Scout Hut.”
Jason Camilleri, Manager of the Crown Inn said: “The Crown is a strong supporter of Goostrey Scouts and has been keen to help raise funds to pay off the loan on the building. We were happy to help by running the bar for one night only last Friday while the Crown is being refurbished, and look forward to seeing many locals back at the Crown when the pub re-opens from 29 March”.
“It was great that David Giles and a group of friends sang and played live music on the night, which helped to create such a great atmosphere at the Scout Hut on Friday.”
Donations can be made directly to the Scout Hut and Youth Centre at: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/1stgoostreyscoutgroup