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£4,375raised of £6,500 target by 117 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,500 to help fund the refurbishment of out scout hall after is was damaged by a break in and fire on Thursday 20th October 2016.

Location
New Barnet, United Kingdom
Time left
42 days to go

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On 20th October our hall was broken into and someone started two fires in different areas of the building. The damage is pretty serious, the kitchen needs gutting and the entire building needs to be rewired. We’ve lost over £7,500 worth of tents and equipment in the fire too.

Over 100 young people come to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts each week, we also have an Explorer Unit using the hall and they've all lost their “home.” Everyone worked so hard over the last 10 years as volunteers making the hall look smart and modern. It was almost destroyed in one evening in less than an hour by some very thoughtless people.

Not only have we as Scouts lost our meeting place, there are so many others that have lost out too. A local karate school has been disrupted, as has a keep fit class. There is also an adult care group that used the hall for their base every day. Vulnerable adults that needed this hall and the amazing care they get have had to find an alternative venue and been disrupted too. As the Group Scout Leader and volunteer that looks after all the needs of the Scout Group and the hall I am, like everyone else totally gutted and upset to see the mess we've been left in.

However, we will not be beaten! We're bigger and better than those responsible for making this mess. We're rebuilding, moving on and will be reopening bigger, better and stronger than we were before someone lit that match.

Please support us, every single pound will help so much (in addition to our insurance claim) as we face this immense challenge. We need to get the hall reopened, have all the users enjoying it and to do that we need money. Your help will allow us to get the building reopened, refurbished and back as a fun & functional place for the community to enjoy as it should be.

Thanks for reading a bit about our story, and thank you for supporting our great cause.

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  • Mike Proctor

    Mike Proctor

    2 days ago

    Mike Proctor

    So guys and girls we've reduced the target by £1000 to reflect the fund-raising the Scout Group has been doing and not paid in to this page locally. Work at the hall has started and things are looking really good BUT we do still need your help, please!!

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  • Mike Proctor

    Mike Proctor

    6 days ago

    Mike Proctor

    So it’s been a long time & we’re overdue with an update. Sorry a lot has been happening behind the scenes getting funds, quotes, contractors & materials in place for reopening the Scout Hall. At least the removing of smoke damaged bits of the hall and its contents has ceased. Hopefully by this time next week we’ll have taken a noticeable step forwards & be talking about painting ceilings, wall colours and some of the “pretty” things happening! Please don't forget to share our story, money is tighter than ever before & we need your support!

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  • Mike Proctor

    Mike Proctor

    a month ago

    Mike Proctor

    We've been pretty busy! Along with the fantastic news where we've beaten the halfway marker and had a pledge for the last £500 here on our just giving page we also had a stall selling chips at the annual scout district firework display on Saturday 5 November where we made £600! Thanks you so much to everyone who has helped with time, donations and pledges of products needed in the hall.

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2 months ago

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  • Allan Webber

    Allan Webber

    Dec 8, 2016

    Mike - I am a Cub scout leader in Texas. Sorry to hear about your troubles. Here's something to get you going again.

  • Debi Weisberg

    Debi Weisberg

    Nov 25, 2016

    I really hope you raise enough funds and more so these vandals don't win!

    £50.00

  • Victoria Vella

    Victoria Vella

    Nov 25, 2016

    £10.00

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Mike Proctor

Mike Proctor

New Barnet, United Kingdom

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