Creation of new headquarters for Sea Scouts one step closer - The Leamington Observer

Creation of new headquarters for Sea Scouts one step closer

Laura Kearns 24th Dec, 2017   0

THE CREATION of a new headquarters for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts is one step closer.

Businessmen and women will come together at a Business Breakfast on Friday January 5 to support the building of a new home for the group

The free event – which is being supported by the Deeley Group and Warwick School – will take place between 7.15am and 9.30am at Warwick Hall. It offers the chance to find out more about the scout’s plans to build a new HQ in St Nicholas Park, which is set to cost £650,000.

Scout leaders say the building would allow more people to join the group and become a ‘valuable resource for the community’.

To find out more there will be a networking session followed by three speeches from those associated with the scouts.

The first will be Simon Talling-Smith, who is chief executive of private travel company, Surf Air in Europe and a former 2nd Warwick Sea Scout. He also masterminded British Airway’s first e-commerce site in 2001.

Alan Haywood, chief executive of BP Integrated Supply and Trading, will be the second speaker and is also a former 2nd Warwick Sea Scout. He will reflect on how 2nd Warwick plays an important role in the development of young people.

They will be joined by Captain Bernard Warner. His career at sea spanned 45 years, serving his final six years as captain of Queen Mary 2, one of the largest transatlantic ocean liners.

Fundraiser Janette Eslick said: “It’s fantastic to be able to host our first ever business breakfast and we’re looking forward to welcoming business people from across the region to the event.

“The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts has been a huge part of Warwick for more than 50 years and we are recognised as one of the best in the country. The new headquarters will enable to us to be available to more youngsters and provide greater support to the local community.

“We have some brilliant speakers on the morning, two of which are past members of our group and have gone on to make a real impact in the world of business.

“We’re also delighted to be welcoming Bernard Warner, who I am sure will have some fantastic stories to share from his time at sea and how those experiences on the water have shaped his career.”

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