SEA scouts in Warwick are sailing closer to their goal of a new headquarters.
Leamington-based law firm Wright Hassall has pledged £2,000 through its Charitable Trust to 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts to help fund final surveys and plans for the group’s new hut and boathouse.
The Wright Hassall Charitable Trust has in the process become 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts’ first silver partner in the club’s partnership scheme, which businesses can join by donating funds from £100.
The club is also looking for silver, gold, diamond and platinum partners to contribute larger gifts towards their £650,000 capital appeal target.
The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts – which is Royal Navy recognised – provides opportunities and water based activities for over 170 children and young people and as such as has outgrown its hut in St Nicholas’ Park where it has been based for more than 55 years.
The planned new community centre – which will feature a main hall, kitchen and boathouse – have been granted permission and the club is now working to raise the funds needed to make the plan a reality.
Janette Eslick, Volunteer Fundraiser for 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, said: “The generous donation from the Wright Hassall Charitable Trust has helped to fund the final stages of planning for the centre and brought us closer to making the dream a reality.
“This funding will help us on our way to ensuring a sustainable future for 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, enabling us to accommodate not just our current 170 members but also the 130 on the waiting list.
“As a Royal Navy recognised unit we pride ourselves on the water based activities we provide, which include kayaking, canoeing and sailing and equip scouts with important life skills.
“Along with a larger hut, a new boathouse will also mean we can offer an even better seamanship programme and reach more local youngsters to help them achieve their full potential.
“We still have a long way to go to reach our target to build our new hut, so are really grateful for support from local businesses and the local community.”
Visit www.2wk.org.uk/new-hq for further details about how to support the new hut appeal.