Bourne scouts dig deep to help charities

The Seventh 1st Bourne Scouts presented �1,200 to a number of local charities in the town at a presentation ceremony attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth and Bourne mayor Helen Powell

The Seventh 1st Bourne Scouts presented �1,200 to a number of local charities in the town at a presentation ceremony attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth and Bourne mayor Helen Powell

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A scout group have given money to a host of good causes at a presentation evening.

The Seventh 1st Bourne Scouts presented £1,200 at its charity presentation evening.

These donations were from bag packing undertaken at Christmas thanks to manager Nicky Richardson and the staff at Sainsbury’s in Bourne.

The group were joined by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth, county commissioner for Lincolnshire Scouts, Robin Wright, Bourne mayor Mrs Helen Powell and past president of Lincolnshire Scout Association Maj Simon Turner.

There were presentations by Bourne explorer scout Jamie Tupholme about his explorer belt expedition in Croatia last summer followed by a presentation by the Bourne BRM Day Committee by Richard Bostock and Adrian Smith who presented the troop a cheque in recognition of their work on the day.

Explorers and scouts then presented cheques to: The Butterfield Centre, The Gateway Club, Jeans Drop in Centre, Bourne Methodist Church, Bourne Round Table, The Salvation Army, The Wake House Trust, Bourne Wellbeing, Bourne Lions and The Rotary Club of Bourne and Sainsbury’s on behalf of Lives.

A cheque was then presented to Jacqui Page from the Sue Ryder Hospice at Thorpe Hall in memory of Gordon Pedder who was a scout leader at 1st Bourne.

Chair of the 1st Bourne Scout Executive Greg Cejer said: “This presentation demonstrates that while we raise money for our own funds when we bag pack we try and make our young people aware of the needs of others.

“All the bag packers know that their efforts help support others.”