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2nd Stamford Town Scout Group launches the Stamford Lockdown Raffle to boost funds for a new hall and community facility



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An appeal to raise money for a new scout hut and community hall in Stamford has already attracted £59,000 in grants and donations.

The 2nd Stamford Town Scout Group wants to rebuild its premises in Empingham Road to provide better facilities for its young people.

The new hall would also double up as a community facility for meetings and events.

Pauline Jones, Kelham Cooke, Jan Simmonds and Miranda Rock pictured outside the existing scout hut before lockdown
Pauline Jones, Kelham Cooke, Jan Simmonds and Miranda Rock pictured outside the existing scout hut before lockdown

The leader of South Kesteven District Council, Kelham Cooke (Con), and director of Burghley House, Miranda Rock, pledged their support to the project during a visit before lockdown.

Scout leader Jan Simmonds said: "We had a very positive meeting to share details of this exciting project.

"Miranda and Kelham were shown the dilapidated state of the existing buildings and the innovative plans for the new development. They both offered their help and support for the project."

The building will be funded through a combination of grant applications, the sale of the group’s second hut at Drift Avenue and fundraising projects.

The group launched an online raffle this week.

The Stamford Lockdown Raffle will be drawn on March 1.

Current prizes include beauty treatments from Stamford College, prints from local artists and gift vouchers from Frothy's, The Eco Shop, Body Shop and MTR Vehicle Repairs.

To donate a prize or buy tickets for the raffle visit: www.2ndstamford.scoutsonline.co.uk



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