Posted: 30 Jun, 2014

Scout Group

A scout group has been given somewhere safe to store their equipment after Focus Consultants and Linden Homes teamed up to help.

Employees at Focus have been working with the 30th Lincoln 1st Bassingham Scout Group to help them find funding to provide a new equipment store to replace old buildings which have to be demolished at their headquarters in Bassingham, near Brant Broughton.

Focus spotted a 20-foot metal storage container which had come to the end of its useable life span and which was owned by Linden Homes, a company that Focus has been working with on their Oasis development at Carholme Road in Lincoln. The development is now in its final phase so the timing was perfect for Linden Homes to come to the rescue by donating one of their old storage containers from the site to help the Bassingham Scout Group.

Jon Blanchard, site manager for Linden Homes at the Carholme Road development said: “We were only too pleased to help out with this as it fits in with our community engagement work we do as part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme where we are always looking at how we can go the extra mile.”

Senior building surveyor Darren Booker, from Focus Consultants, said: “As funding and building consultants we always strive to find new ways of helping projects succeed and are very pleased to help, especially when the local community benefits.”

Alison Kelly, who is the Bassingham Chief Scout Leader, said: “We can’t thank Focus and Linden Homes enough for their help and donation. As a charity we are always looking to find new ways of funding equipment and activities for the children because without funding and volunteers we could not function; and it is times like this we really appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness of people such as Linden Homes and Focus Consultants. With support like this from local businesses it helps to make our funding stretch that bit further.”

Photo caption shows: back row left to right, Tony Davis, who is Explorer Scout Leader, Lucy, Kimberley, Daisy, Adam, Helen Wright, Scout Leader and Steve McCracken, Cub Leader. Front row left to right, Alice, Joe, Kirsten and Celia.

For more information please contact Darren Booker at Focus Consultants on 01205 355207

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