Send us your pictures, video, news and views by texting DST to 80360 or email us
Hoping their nomadic wanderings are over...
10:11am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
A NOMADIC Scout group left without a home after their hut was condemned are fundraising to build a new one.
The 1st Middleton St George Scouts, near Darlington, moved into the youth club room at the village community centre when their hut in Neasham Road was earmarked for demolition last year.
But the room flooded, so the group found another base at the Scout area headquarters in Widdowfield Road, Darlington – but some members were unable to travel there and numbers dwindled.
Next week, the Scouts will move to Sadberge village hall in an attempt to rebuild their numbers by being closer to their village.
However, leaders recognised that a permanent solution is needed.
They are hoping to raise enough money to build their own hut, and the fundraising starts on Friday, October 18, with Scout leaders tackling the 42-mile Lyke Wake Walk from Osmotherly to Ravenscar in 24 hours.
They will be joined by Scouts on the first and last sections of the walk.
Assistant leader Lorraine Copeland said: “We have been investigating the reality of building our own hut and it is very, very expensive.
“We will need something like £25,000 so the walk is the first of many fundraising events we’re going to have to do.”
Comments are closed on this article.