Donation from Bourne Round Table will help kit out Salvation Army building

The Salvation Army in Bourne receives a cheque for funds towards its new youth and community building. From left - Matt Parker, chairman of Bourne and District Round Table Neil Bothwell, Major Richard Durrant, Iain Hards, youth worker Vicky Elsom, Hanna Hards, Ann Crump, Sian Jenkins, Claire Blyth, Billie MacMannus, Andy MacMannus, Joe Gaskin and Ollie Elsom
The Salvation Army in Bourne receives a cheque for funds towards its new youth and community building. From left - Matt Parker, chairman of Bourne and District Round Table Neil Bothwell, Major Richard Durrant, Iain Hards, youth worker Vicky Elsom, Hanna Hards, Ann Crump, Sian Jenkins, Claire Blyth, Billie MacMannus, Andy MacMannus, Joe Gaskin and Ollie Elsom
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MORE than £2,000 has been donated to kit out a new building for young people.

Bourne and District Round Table presented a cheque for £2,125 to The Salvation Army, in Manning Road, Bourne, last month for their premises.

The building will be on The Salvation Army site and will provide a place for young people to go and take part in activities, games and workshops.

It is being built as part of a partnership between the Salvation Army, The Larkfleet Group and The Len Pick Trust.

The building was due to be completed by September but has been hit by delays and should now be open by Christmas.

Corps secretary Charles Green, of the Bourne Corps of The Salvation Army, said: “We are really grateful to the round table for supporting us.

“This money will help us to put carpets in the building and to buy equipment for it too.”

Mr Green said work on the new build, which started in summer, is at a standstill due to the delayed work.

But he added: “The shell of the building is now up however, which is great.

“We are hoping that once it is up and running, we can attract some more young people to The Salvation Army.”

The Salvation Army initially approached Larkfleet earlier this year to ask whether the firm would donate some concrete for the building, but the development firm said it could do more and help them to create an economical building that would reduce running costs.

The Len Pick Trust, which is a charity based in Bourne, has donated money towards the £40,000 project.

The building is being created using “hemcrete”, a mix of hemp and lime mulch and is a new eco-friendly material.

The Salvation Army in Bourne is also setting up a Sunday school to attract the younger generation as well.

The Sunday Click Club starts on Sunday from 11am to midday for children aged five to 11. Activities will include songs, games, crafts, stories and much more. The sessions are being led by Lisa Pevderell.