Company's cash transforms Scout hall

thisisoxfordshire: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts give a cheer at the reopening of the refurbished 1st Bicester Scout HQ, along with Scout leaders and DHL staff Beavers, Cubs and Scouts give a cheer at the reopening of the refurbished 1st Bicester Scout HQ, along with Scout leaders and DHL staff

CUBS, Scouts and Beavers opened the doors to show off their new base after a major refurbishment.

Tea and cake were given to about 30 people – including young people, Bicester MP Sir Tony Baldry and DHL staff – to mark the end of a year-long project.

Thanks to a £15,000 grant from the DHL UK Foundation and staff at the firm’s Bicester depot, the Scouting base has had a complete revamp.

The building has been re-painted inside and out, has a new fence, patio for storing boats, new boiler, windows and doors, and tables and chairs.

Group Scout leader Jill Edwards “It is brilliant. It’s a new home.

“We have obviously had to fundraise to replace things and do things over the years, but we would never have been able to do all this in a year.”

The 1st Bicester Intrepid Scout group has about 100 Beavers, Cubs, and Sea Scouts, who meet throughout the week at its Ashdene Road HQ.

The group was also given a surprise cheque for an extra £6,676 that had been raised by staff at the depot after they staged raffles and took part in sponsored challenges – including tackling the Three Peaks walk.

The grant was part of DHL’s £200,000 scheme called Transform It! which provides grants to improve community facilities.

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DHL’s Lynn Simpson said: “Transform It! has really lived up to its name. By bringing the community together, working with parents and children, it means that 100 local children can attend a safe, secure meeting place and have fun and learn life-long skills.”

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12:35am Sat 3 May 14

Severian says...

I'm confused as to why there are two separate stories about this on the website.

But very well done to DHL for putting up so much cash to help the Bicester Scouts - I've no doubt it will make a massive difference to the various scout packs.

And very well done to Tony Baldry for stepping in to open the revamped building at the last minute.
I'm confused as to why there are two separate stories about this on the website. But very well done to DHL for putting up so much cash to help the Bicester Scouts - I've no doubt it will make a massive difference to the various scout packs. And very well done to Tony Baldry for stepping in to open the revamped building at the last minute. Severian
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