Barratt Manchester have donated £1,000 to Appleton Scouts to help then confer the steps into a ramp.  Pictured Duncan, Josh and Meg Wareham  and Joe and And Mountain

The 21st Warrington West (1st Appleton) Scout Group, has received £1,000 to create a ramp from the car park to the hall, improving access for its members.

Stephen Cummings, Group Scout Leader at 21st Warrington West (1st Appleton) Scout Group, said: “It was fantastic when Barratt Homes got in touch to say that we had been chosen to receive the donation. We’ve been working really hard on fundraising and the Barratt Legacy funding is a great boost.

“The donation will go towards building an access ramp to the Scout Hall, allowing us to comply with the 2010 Equality Act and to become more inclusive as a group.”

Scouting is an inclusive, values-based movement and membership is open to all those who share fundamental values; integrity, care, co-operation, respect and belief.

The Warrington group hosts Beavers, aged six to eight, Cubs, aged eight to 10.5 and Scouts, aged 10.5 to 14. The Aztec Explorer Scout Unit is also open to those aged 14 to 18. All groups are open to boys and girls.

Girl Guide groups 1st Appleton Thorn and 2nd Appleton are also hosted at the Scout Hall and their Ranger section for all girls aged between 10 and 18.

Stephen continued: “A successful organisation like Barratt Homes taking a lead in supporting local charities and organisations sets a great example for others to follow. Groups like the Scouts provide invaluable support to communities and funding and any other support is always needed to enable them to maintain activities.”

Additional funding to support scouting activities is always welcomed as it means that subscription prices can be kept at a lower rate, ensuring that more children and young adults can take part in fantastic activities hosted by the groups.

Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “As a five star homebuilder, it is important that we support local groups within the areas in which we build, to ensure that we leave a positive impact on the surrounding communities.

“We are delighted to have provided 21st Warrington West (1st Appleton) Scouts with the funding for upgrades to their Scout Hall and we hope that it will allow more members to enjoy the challenges, adventures and knowledge that comes with being a part of the Scout family.”