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The Co-op donates to the newly-opened Saughall Scout Hut community facility following a devastating fire in January

MANCHESTER, UK, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The newly-opened Saughall Scout Hut received a “grand” donation from The Co-op as volunteers continue their work to refurbish the popular community facility following a devastating fire in January.

The £1,000 donation was presented to the Scout Hut Committee by Francis Asgill, Manager of the Co-op food store in Saughall, during an event at the Hut (Wednesday, 25 November) to say “thank you” to a number of the volunteers, trades people and local organisations who helped to make the restoration of the Hut possible.

The Scout Hut – which was devastated by fire on 30 January – is home to a number of community groups and re-opened during October half-term however, the fundraising continues while work to restore, replace or improve the Hut’s facilities is ongoing.

Tony Summers, Chair of The Scout Hut, said:

“The generosity and kindness of the community and local organisations has been over-whelming, from fundraising events, to donations of time and trades, we cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to everyone who has helped.”

Francis Asgill, Manager of the Co-op food store in Saughall – which itself recently re-launched following a major makeover, said:

“As a community retailer we were keen to play our part and help to restore this popular facility which means so much locally and, makes a big difference, to local life. We would like to thank all of our customers who contributed.”

For more information about supporting or using the Hut, call Tony Summers on 07707 622062.
Andrew Torr
The Co-op Press Office
Tel: 07702 505 551

SOURCE: Co-operative Group Limited

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