We have £177,000 in the Building Appeal fund, another £80,000 will enable us to get the old hut demolished and the site preparation work donated for free then construction can begin.
Our grant application has moved to the 2nd stage of the National Lottery assessment process, so we are hoping that our application is a success.
The Appeal has raised funds of £174,210 and promissory notes valued at £35,000 so we are getting ever closer to the day when work can start constructing the new Community Centre. A lottery grant has been applied for, but the Lottery don’t generally grant funds to Scout Groups , so we need all the help from kind donors that we can beg.
The Centre will be constructed over two stages, with a contractor constructing the shell building and services, then the second phase will be to complete the internal fit-out. The internal fit-out will be mostly completed by volunteer trades and unskilled labour using mostly donated materials.
If there is anything that you feel that you can do to help, whether a cash donation or a promise of materials or labour, please contact David Malkin via David.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scout Community Centre will be a tremendous asset for our village, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do and we need all the help that we can get.
The Cubs and their leaders raised £4,030 for the Appeal fund in their Centenary Year. WOW!!! What a wonderful effort!!
By taking part in sponsored events such as swims, cycle rides, cake sales, toy sales, running 1 mile each day, a mass sponsored silence and a whole load more, these “Cracking Cubs” have laid down a challenge to the Scout Troops and Explorer section to better their effort.
Thanks kids, we’re proud of all that you are doing!
The Rampion Fund at Sussex Community Foundation have awarded £50,000 to the Henfield Scout Community Centre Building Appeal. This is a real boost to the Appeal fund and draws the construction start date ever closer.
The second Fun Quiz proved to be a great success and over £1,200 was raised for the Appeal. Henfield B-P Guildsmen helped by preparing Ploughman Suppers. Thanks to Graham Norris who compiled the questions, Tony Westwood who did a wonderful job as Question Master and all of the Scouts worked who really well as “runners” and waiters, without them we would have been really stretched. A really BIG thanks to everybody who took part in the quiz, we hope that you found the evening enjoyable whilst raising funds for a really great cause.
Henfield Cubs are getting behind the Building Appeal and organising their own events. Young Cub Sam Hartwell began the trend by doing a 1km sponsored swim and raising £120 to raise funds for the proposed Centre, an absolutely marvellous effort… very well done Sam!
Sam’s swim inspired another Cub, Emily Hilton, to propose holding a Cake Sale and Jumble at the Scout Hut during Henfield’s “Great Get Together”. Emily got involved on the day of the sale, along with other Cubs, Scouts and Beavers, and the sale raised £195, which for an impromtu event is a brilliant result! Keep coming up with the ideas Emily:)
Cub Harry Pritchard from Shermanbury then held a small raffle amongst his neighbours which netted £11.10p profit, an excellent outcome for a totally solo effort from a young lad who wants to see this project succeed.
Truly wonderful efforts and ingenuity displayed by all three youngsters… if EVERY member of the Group emulated these three youngsters, just imagine what could be achieved…..
A second Fun Quiz Night is to be held at Henfield Hall on Saturday 15th September 2018, 7pm for a 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.