Scouts get a chance to spend a penny- actually 30,000 of them- thanks to Co-op

SCOUTS in the Wisbech area can spend a penny – 30,000 of them – thanks to a helping hand from the Anglia Co-operative Community Fund!

The 15th Wisbech Scout Group approached the retail co-operative’s ‘community chest’ for help with a �2,000-plus project to revamp its headquarters in Wisbech St Mary.

ACCF’s �300 donation will pay for the next stage of the project – to refurbish toilets at the Barton Road site.

Group Scout Leader Geoff Wilkinson said: “It’s great that we can get help from such people as Anglia Co-operative – we’re delighted with their donation.

“We have 40 youngsters from around the Wisbech area in our group who use the building regularly and, at weekends, we can get 50-70 more people camping from all over Cambridgeshire – so this is going to benefit a lot of people.”

The work – and the rest of the refurbishment project – will be carried out by volunteers drawn from parents and committee members.

A cheque for �300 was presented to Mr Wilkinson by Graham Wallace, senior branch manager for Anglia Co-operative’s funeral group, at the funeral home in Norwich Road, Wisbech.

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Mr Wallace said: “The 15th Wisbech Scout Group does great work providing activities to help young people in the Wisbech area become responsible, caring and good citizens of the future and we are pleased to be able to support them.”