SEA Scouts have been given a £500 boost thanks to a retirement housebuilder.
McCarthy and Stone gave the 6th Itchen Hamble Sea Scouts the cash as sponsorship.
The Hamble Sea Scouts are one of the largest, most active groups in the country, and currently have around 25 Beavers, 30 Cub Scouts, 70 Scouts and 40 Explorers ranging in ages from six up to 25.
The donation will go towards refurbishing their headquarters in Hamble Lane which they use as their main meeting place three times a week.
Chairwoman Annette Dyke said: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you for the kind donation which will enable us to start the first stages of the renovations to our Scout hut.
‘Donations such as these are vital to us continuing our work as Scout leaders and bringing our programme to more and more deserving young people every year.’
Kim Caldwell, from McCarthy and Stone, said it was part of the company’s commitment to help communities in which it builds.
The developer has recently started its Hamble Lane development, Folland Court, which will see 26 one and two-bedroom apartments built.