Sea Scouts secure support for new hut appeal - The Leamington Observer

Sea Scouts secure support for new hut appeal

Laura Kearns 12th Jan, 2018   0

PAST and current members of 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts have come together to look towards its future.

The group is looking to raise £650,000 to fund a new headquarters in St Nicholas Park, which will replace the current 50-year-old hut.

And to launch fundraising for the ‘Building a Future’ initiative, the group held a breakfast meeting attended by some 70 business leaders and councillors.

Speakers included current sea scouts along with former member Simon Talling-Smith, who now runs a private travel company.

He said: “The experience of those years with the scouts, the resilience and belief it helped us develop were hugely formative.

“I don’t think I would be in the position that I am now if it wasn’t for those years with 2nd Warwick.”

The group has so far raised £170,000 and is now looking to generate another £200,000 this year.

Peter Deeley, managing director of event sponsors Deeley Group, said: “It is clear that the sea scouts group have a hugely positive impact on the lives of young people.

“Hearing from former and current members about their experiences further showed the benefits of a community group like this and why it is vital that people support their new fundraising initiative.

“The new headquarters would be a valuable resource not only for the group but for the rest of Warwick and we wish them the best of luck in raising the money needed to complete the project.”

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