Posted by Stella Gooch
Photos by Stella Gooch
Have you ever wondered how the Dersingham Scout Hut is funded? Well one of the significant sources of fundraising is from the kind donations of newspapers which are collected throughout the year at the hut. Stockpiling and sorting of the papers is a back breaking task but the old adage “many hands make light work” is very true in this case.
Dersingham’s Scout Hut users turned out early on a bright and sunny Saturday in June. They met up at the Scout Hut and unlocked their storage annexe to unearth the tonnes of paper which had been collected earlier in the year. Soon there was a line of young and old helpers sorting, passing, securing and moving literally tonnes of paper towards the contained which was waiting at the edge of The Feather’s car park.
By mid-morning we were gasping for a good cup of tea and there were a number of willing volunteers on hand to man the kitchen to ensure the workers needs were met so that they did not flake out.
After a full morning hard at it, the paper was at last loaded up and ready for collection and the workers could relax. Now the Scouts, Cubs, Brownies and Guides who use the hut can anticipate a cheque to offset their expenses for 2011.
All newspaper donations are very much appreciated and these can be left at the Scout Hut. Please note that it is very helpful if all bundles can be secured with string or placed securely in good quality bags which do not biodegrade quickly.
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