A team of parents, dubbed the Panther Project, undertook a fund-raising mission to bring the scout’s hut, built in 1972, into the 21st century.
Phase one of the refurbishment, to create new toilet facilities, much-needed heating, a refurbished hall, disabled access and a modern kitchen, was completed last year after the Panther Project raised £40,000.
Now the team have raised even more and, with the help of a £50,000 grant from Veolia Environmental Trust plus support from Anglo Holt Construction, phase two has begun to create storage rooms for canoes and camping equipment, additional meeting rooms and a quiet activity area. The project is due to be completed by July.
Director at Anglo Holt, Carl Sheppard, has two sons who have attended both the Beaver and Scouts group at Tidbury Green. Mr Sheppard has hosted several fund-raisers towards the refurbishments as well as helping them gain planning permission.
“I just wanted to give something back to ensure the facility is around for the next generation of children to use and enjoy for many years to come,” he said.
“Further to providing state-of-the art facilities for our current members, we hope the new facility will inspire the community to get behind the organisation and encourage more people to join the many groups that are run from the HQ.”