1st Llangollen Scout Group have received £1,000 from The Pavers Foundation after Susan Cragg, Customer Advisor at Pavers in Wrexham applied for the donation through the employee-grant initiative.
Susan, who volunteers in her spare time as a scout leader, chose to support the group as she is passionate about the great work they do. The group reaches over 100 children across the local area from the ages 6-18 and encourages them to become more active, to engage with the community and to develop new skills.
The donation helped the group to purchase new tents for their regular expeditions and camping trips.
1st Llangollen is an extremely active Scout Group and have just entered their jam-packed expedition season showcasing their brand new kit.
Sunil Malhotra, Retail Area Manager at Pavers said:
“It’s great to see Llangollen Scout Group benefit from the Pavers Foundation; I hope the new tents are coming in use on camping trips! The Pavers Foundation is doing a fantastic job in helping to support clubs and charities that mean something to colleagues and their communities.”
Over the Easter holidays 17 of their Scouts participated in a canoe paddle camp using these new tents, followed last weekend with 18 Explorer Scouts undertaking Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions. In May a group of Scouts and Explorer Scouts are participating in a three day paddle and camp along the river Wye.
Joanne Gregory, Beaver Scout Leader at 1st Llangollen Scout Group said:
“Thank you to the Pavers Foundation for very kindly donating £1,000 to support our Scout Group in buying good quality expedition tents.”
“We endeavour to offer a wide variety of activities to our 110 or so Scout Group members at an affordable cost. This means that purchasing good quality, lightweight tents is very hard on our budget, but makes expeditions much more manageable. We are incredibly grateful for supporting the Scout Group to support our young people.”
We’d like to wish 1st Llangollen Scout Group the best of luck for their upcoming expeditions.