THE 8th Ellesmere Port Scouts are appealing for financial help to spruce up a cottage for future activities.
They want to refurbish Elorgarreg Isaf Cottage in Denbigh, and are in the process of making it habitable and safe.
Jenny Nixon, who helps run the Scouts, said: “We want to take the group there for weekends, camping and days out, but we have a lot more which needs doing to the place before they can be taken there.
“A lot of youngsters don’t have the opportunity to get out in a group and enjoy a cottage for trips away, so this will make a big difference.”
She said a recent bag pack at Marks & Spencer on The Coliseum raised more than £400 for their funds, but is a long way off the £8-10,000 it will cost to get the cottage in a habitable state.
Mrs Nixon added: “We are looking for donations of money, helpers, labour, materials and furnishings to get us on our way. We need building materials, chemical toilet, heaters, lighting, and kitchen equipment like units, sink, taps, cooker, microwave, toaster, and even plates and cutlery. Also, we’d love to hear from any former members of the Scout group and anyone who has ever visited the cottage itself.
“And we are looking for an adult female helper to join us. They must be over 18 and will require a CRB check and interview.”
She thanked M&S in Ellesmere Port, Chester and Wrexham, TE Hughes & Son, B&Q, Nicki Craig Hair, Forshaw Electricians and Mr Bowers for their support.
The Scouts meet on Fridays from 7.30pm-9pm at St Thomas Church Hall in Whitby. They want to recruit more members, both boys and girls.
Interested parties should call David on 07802 187951 or Paul on 07877 539851, or join the 8th Ellesmere Port Scout Group page on social networking website Facebook.