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.
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.
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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.
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/
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!
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/
The Building Appeal fund now stands at over £94,000 with an additional £20,000 worth of electrical and fire safety work pledged by Allsaved UK Ltd, visit their website at https://allsaveduk.com/
Other local companies have pledged palisade fencing and re-turfing the field.
Can you help by supplying materials or labour? Let us know via our Contact page.
A second Fun Quiz Night is to be held at Henfield Hall on Saturday 15th September 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Teams of 8 people and entry £10 per person to include a Ploughman’s Supper.
£100 prize for the winning team!
Register your team NOW to avoid disappointment as we only have room in the hall for 25 teams.
If you can’t raise a team of 8 people, contact us anyway as there may be people looking to join a part team.
Contact Eric on 01273 494470 or John on 01403 710377
There will be a bar, to keep your mind active, and some very good Raffle prizes to win.
The 2017 Fun Quiz Night was a fantastic success and enjoyed by everybody, so come along, have a great evening out and help the Building Appeal.
We look forward to seeing you in September.