Hard work pays off for Denmead Scouts

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THE community has rallied round to refurbish Scout headquarters in Denmead.

The Scouts had a rather unusual opening ceremony – cutting a roll of toilet paper – as their revamped toilets were opened.

The Scouts’ Executive Committee had wanted to replace the ageing system for a while, but lacked funding.

But donations from Denmead Co-operative Society, Wickes of Waterlooville, and Horndean Technology College made the project possible.

The makeover was masterminded by Adrian Alderslade, a part-time lecturer at the college who also runs his own building business. He offered his time for free and brought many of his students so they could get real hands-on practical experience of building and fitting out.

Craig Thompson, executive chairman of Denmead Scouts, said: ‘We are very grateful to all who put in a lot of hard work.

‘This commitment coupled with strong support from local businesses shows just how much can be achieved despite these difficult financial times.’