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Tolworth Scouts scoop funds for curling set

A scout group in Tolworth has won a £250 grant for a curling set for their Beavers.

From Press releases - 22 March 2017 12:00 AM

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1st Tolworth Scout Group was nominated for a UK Power Networks’ Team Sport Award by employee Lee Perkins, from Tolworth, who fundraises for the group and volunteers on the committee.

Lee, who is a trainees’ manager at UK Power Networks, said: “The grant will be used towards an indoor curling set so our members can have fun and keep fit playing an interactive game.

“The Scouts give young people important life skills. They wear a uniform, learn respect, a love of the outdoors and they are encouraged to get involved in activities, gaining an understanding of risks from an early age. Being part of the Scouts is a shared experience for many young people.”

Over the last six years Lee has raised about £6,250 from grants for the scout group, helping with the costs of a new kitchen, chairs and an extension. He got involved after the group took his daughter on cub camp when he was in hospital in 2004. He said: “I committed myself from that day onwards to support their work. I pledged to do as much fund raising as I could.”

1st Tolworth Scout Group has been based in Tolworth since the March 1909. It caters for 36 Scouts, 28 Cubs and 20 Beavers. Cubs meet on Wednesday and Beavers and Scouts meet on Friday at Sparks Hall, Pyne Road.

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity supplies in the South East, runs the Team Sport Award scheme to promote healthy living, teamwork, sporting opportunities and support local communities.

Last year the electricity company donated £15,500 to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks’ staff. Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up.