The current hut at St Paul’s Methodist Church is old and requires extensive repairs, including new roofing and cladding. Guernsey Electricity has given the troop £750 from its community fund towards repair work, which could cost in excess of £10,000.
‘This donation from Guernsey Electricity is very much appreciated. It’s starting us well on our journey to raising the funds we need to repair the hut,’ said Paul Eaton, chairman of 5th Guernsey Scouts.
The Guernsey Electricity Community Fund was established in 2015 to support projects benefitting parishioners in Vale and St Sampson’s. It has already supported the Bridge Floral Group by enhancing an underused area of land at Northside, installing a granite bench in the new gardens outside the showroom.
‘5th Guernsey is a thriving Scout group and they have to meet each week in a very old hut. Guernsey Electricity likes to look after its neighbours and this project is one that is very worthy of our support. We hope that they meet their fundraising target so that the Scouts have somewhere modern and fit for purpose to hold their meetings,’ said Guernsey Electricity’s communications manager Clare Packman.