Skegness Scouts raise cash for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

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DISADVANTAGED children will be able to enjoy their rehabilitative seaside holidays all the more thanks to the considerate work of scouts in Skegness.

The young philanthropists raised £200 for the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre for it to buy new disco equipment by taking part in a night hike.

After hearing the plight of the troubled young visitors to the holiday centre, the scouts decided to raise funds for the charity as part of their community challenge.

Using their orientating skills all of the young adventurers successfully navigated the sponsored walk in the dark from Winthorpe to Ingoldmells.

The scouts returned to the centre after the new lighting equipment and bubble machines had been installed by local firm Hallgate Security.

During their visit they were able see the fruits of their labour in action and enjoyed a disco with some of the centre’s visitors. Scout leader Sylvia Myers said: “When we went to the children’s home I was so proud of the scouts because the difference was incredible and they had made that happen and you could see that the children visiting absolutely loved it.”

Scouts also donated old toys, books and DVDs to he centre.

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