After rising like a phoenix from the ashes, the newly-reopened Saughall Scout Hut has received a £1,000 donation from The Co-op.
The popular village hub – which is also called Uniform Group Headquarters – on Fiddlers Lane was gutted by a blaze in January, but volunteers have rallied to refurbish it by organising a variety of fundraising events.
The manager of Saughall’s Co-op food store, Francis Asgill, presented a cheque to the Scout Hut Committee during an event to thank the volunteers, trades people and local organisations who helped make the restoration possible on Wednesday.
While the hut opened its doors again during the October half-term, fundraising to improve facilities is ongoing.
Project manager Tony Summers said: “The generosity and kindness of the community and local organisations has been overwhelming, from fundraising events, to donations of time and trades, we cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has helped.”
The fire started in an electrical cupboard as members of the Friday Club were tucking into their lunch.
A 100-year-old man was among those who had to be evacuated.
Francis Asgill, manager of Saughall Co-op, said: “As a community retailer we were keen to play our part and help to restore this popular facility which means so much locally and makes a big difference to local life.
“We would like to thank all of our customers who contributed.”
For more information about supporting or using the hut, call Tony Summers on 07707 622062.
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