A tired Scout hut in Ferndown will look brighter this summer thanks to a donation of £100 worth of plants and gardening equipment from Stewarts Garden Centre following an appeal in the March issue of 4Dorset magazine.
The Ferndown hut used every week by over 50 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers has been given an donation of £100 worth of plants and gardening equipment by Stewarts Garden Centre at Broomhill.
The centre’s staff responded to a plea in the March issue of 4Dorset magazine, published by mags4dorset, for volunteers to help give the hut a boost after more than 50 years of wear and tear
Louise Richardson, head of fundraising on the Scouts executive committee, was invited to choose the plants by Stewarts plant area manager Peter Wood, so that the hut can become a more colourful location for the young people to meet.
“We are grateful for the donation from Stewarts and hope that we can find more volunteers to help us refurbish the hut to a high standard, and then have the potential to rent out the premises to other organisations or events,” said Louise.
Anyone who may be able to offer help can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07850 849069.