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Akele cycled 100 miles!

Cub Scout Leader Mark Williams took part in the gruelling Orro Sussex Downs Classic Bike Ride on 8th September 2018 and raised £1,035 plus Gift Aid for the Building Appeal.
Well done Mark for a truly brilliant effort!
It’s not too late to visit Mark’s event page at http://mydonate.bt.com/events/markwilliams100mileride/472445 to sponsor him and help to inspire others to emulate him.

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Gran Steads Ginger Co. raise £566 for the Appeal

Gran Steads Ginger Co. based at Portslade, West Sussex raised £566 for the Appeal at the Mile Oak Farm Open Day. The company produces traditional drinks, using old recipes and offered to donate their profits from the event to help the Building Appeal, we truly appreciate their kindness in doing so. To enjoy their delicious non-alcoholic drinks you can contact the company via email at enquiries@gransteadsginger.co.uk or phone 01273 231152. Orders can also be placed online by visiting their website at http://www.gransteadsginger.co.uk/

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Why the Centre is needed……

The Scout Hut is rotting rapidly and the new Community Centre is needed NOW!

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Over £107,000 raised to date to build this proposed Scout Community Centre!

More than £107,000 raised locally to date, plus pledges worth in excess of £35,000 for goods and services and £25,000 saved on professional fees.

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The rot is worsening rapidly!

From outside the timber hut looks very usable but inside, beneath the floors and behind the plasterboard stud-work walls, a horror story is being written. The timber framework is rotting at an alarming rate and this adds a new urgency to raising funds for the new Scout Community Centre.

One of the Scout leaders recently removed the kitchen units as the floor felt soft and these pictures show the true extent of the progress of the rot. The floors in other areas of the hut have already collapsed and been temporarily repaired, the stud-work within the external walls is deteriorating rapidly and the day gets ever closer when the hut will become unsafe to use.
Partridge Green Scout Group has had to close for exactly the same reasons, so we know that the future of the oldest existing Scout Troop in the world is in very real danger of closure. Please donate generously NOW and help us to build the proposed new Scout Community Centre in Henfield.

Your help is needed now! Please give generously, you can donate by cutting and pasting this link into your browser.
www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/henfieldscoutcommunitycentre
Thank you

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1st Henfield Scout Group is booming!

With the closure of Partridge Green Scout Group, caused by the lack of a meeting place, and the new homes recently built in Henfield, membership has boomed. Many Partridge Green children have opted to join Henfield Scout Group which now has 135 members, this and the introduction of so many new houses in Henfield, has resulted in a second Scout Troop and second Cub Pack being started. This growth was forecast in the Henfield Scout Community Centre Business Plan and is expected to continue for some considerable time.
More leaders are needed to cope with this extra demand, as the present 16 leaders and various parent helpers are struggling with the extra workload; so if anyone fancies helping for a couple of hours a week, please let us know via our contact page and we’ll relay the message to Paula the Group Scout Leader.

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St Peter’s Primary School staff donate £52

The staff at Henfield’s St Peter’s Primary School decided not to give Christmas cards to each other in 2017, instead they donated the £52 saved to the Appeal. We thank them for their kindness and urge other people to follow their example at Easter and Christmas. Visit the school website at http://www.st-peters-henfield.w-sussex.sch.uk/

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Christmas Tree Disposal – Over £800.00 raised!

Wow! What a wonderful response! We raised £817.00 by collecting and recycling Christmas trees from Henfield and the surrounding villages. Thanks everybody!
A truly huge vote of thanks to Adam Butler of Liquid Amber Tree Surgery – www.liquidambertreesurgery.co.uk. Thanks also to Henfield tradesman Tony Westwood and Andy Warren, a Director of Downs Southern Ltd – http://www.downssouthern.co.uk/ without whom we could never have collected the trees. Then, once again a wonderful attendance by Henfield B-P Guild members at the Scout Field to feed 160 trees into the chipper – http://henfieldbpguild.btck.co.uk/. An amazing response and show of support from everyone, villagers, local businesses and Guildsmen alike…. Thank you all!

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£50,000 Rampion Fund award

The HSCC Building Appeal is now supported by The Rampion Fund at Sussex Community Foundation following a £50,000 award being granted…. Fantastic news! The construction start date draws ever closer.

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Henfield B-P Guild donate £5,000 to the HSCC Building Appeal

By donating another £5,000 to the Appeal fund Henfield Baden-Powell Guild have pushed the fund closer to the target figure required to begin construction. We are very grateful for the wonderful support freely given by the Henfield B-P Guild. Visit their website at http://henfieldbpguild.btck.co.uk/