Oldham scouts cooking on gas thanks to Redrow donation
The donation was provided though our Oldham Community Fund, which has shared a total of £5,000 between good causes that help people and communities in the Oldham area.
The 10th Oldham Scouts enjoy several camping trips every year and the hotplate is vital for providing a healthier alternative to frying in oil while cooking outdoors.
Barry Ratcliffe, group scout leader, said: “Our previous hot plate for cooking breakfasts and dinners on camp failed beyond repair last year.
“The cost of replacing this was £350 and we didn’t have the funds immediately available. When we saw Redrow was offering cash donations to local community groups in Oldham we decided to apply and were delighted when they told us they could cover the costs.
“We’re very grateful to Redrow for their assistance and the new hot plate should last us for numerous camping trips and will support a large number of Cubs and Scouts for years to come.”
Lesley Myers, sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), said: “It’s wonderful to see these funds being put to such great use and we’re so pleased the 10th Oldham Scouts can enjoy healthy, cooked meals on camp this year.
“We really strive to get involved in the communities in which we build and providing funding to local groups and good causes is just one of the ways we can make a difference.”
The 10th Oldham Scouts, made up of a Cubs, Beavers and a Scout group, meets at St Agnes Church Hall, Knowles Lane, Lees every Monday. For more details see http://oldhamscouts.co.uk
Our Oldham Community Fund was launched following the opening of the Saddleworth View development, in the Moorside area of Oldham. To find out more visit www.redrow.co.uk/saddleworthview.