Our BIG project was launched Saturday, all those that attended had a good time, thanks to Beth for thinking of wine tasting as an idea for an event and arranging it all, and thanks too to Cheryl for providing the food.
Some of the plans for the proposed development were revealed and the sum of £350,000 is needed to provide this. There will be workshop, boat storage, camp storage, changing and shower facilities, training rooms, first aid room and an extensive look-out balcony to enable over-seeing of water activities, this providing excellent Sea Scout and Sea Ranger training opportunities and enabling extending the number of youngsters that can participate.
We have always needed to fund raise to provide our current standard of training so some very intense projects will need to be undertaken to raise this extra sum. We have a team of supporters who have already started work on this £1,000 has been forthcoming from RBS, we have had an anonymous donation of £5,000 from parents who are not able to offer time to fund raising. Donations can be given in this way through the Charities site, CAF also arrange the Gift Aid so we benefit from tax relief too. Another parent is undertaking monthly fund raising though his Masonic Lodge and yet another has offered his services as a surveyor at no charge to us, another has offered help with plastering when we get to that stage in the building.
This is a wonderful start, if there are others of you who work for companies who sponsor youth projects, if you want to donate, anonymously or otherwise, have skills to offer, have some fund raising ideas or can help out at events planned, please let us know. This an exciting project and will be of benefit to youth members and others for future years.
Any Leader will be happy to accept your donations and suggestions.