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Bonfire night raises £2,500 for Countesthorpe Scout Group

Glebe Garden Centre by Cherry Lane presenting the funds raised to 109th Countesthorpe Scout Group. Back Row, from Left to Right, Lee Powell, Group Scout Leader; Reece Local, Manager at Glebe Garden Centre by Cherry Lane and Mike Smith, Horticultural Manager at Glebe Garden Centre by Cherry Lane. Front row, from Left to Right, Daniel Cosby, Scout; Hadley Fox, Cub and Thomas Berry, Beaver from 109th Countesthorpe Scout Group.

109th Countesthorpe Scout Troop is starting the new year off with a much needed cash boost. Funds totalling £2,500 were raised for the Scouts at the charity bonfire night held at Glebe Garden Centre by Cherry Lane in November.

Over 3,750 people attended the family firework display at Cherry Lane Garden Centre on Foston Road, making it the biggest and most successful event to date. The event is run by Countesthorpe Scouts in conjunction with Cherry Lane and has been taking place at the Glebe Garden Centre since 1999.

The bonfire night included a fantastic firework display, massive bonfire, refreshments and candy floss, music and a fairground for toddlers. Tickets were sold at Cherry Lane with staff lending a hand to support the team of 50+ Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and parents who built, maintained and marshalled the bonfire.

Funds raised by the firework event have just been donated to the Scouts and will be used towards essential modernisation work at The Scout Hut in Countesthorpe.

Reece Local, Manager at Glebe Garden Centre by Cherry Lane, said: “We always enjoy hosting this firework display and working with Countesthorpe Scouts to ensure a brilliant bonfire night for everyone who attends. This year’s event was bigger and better than ever, with more tickets sold and more funds raised for the Scouts. It was a great event and we’re already looking forward to the next one!”

Lee Powell, Group Scout Leader of 109th Countesthorpe Scouts, said: “The firework display is a much-loved event here in the community and a key fundraising activity for our Group. We are pleased to work alongside Cherry Lane to ensure the night always goes with a bang but is fun and safe too. We’re delighted with the funds raised, which will go a long way towards our modernisation project to help keep our Scout Hut running.”

Cherry Lane is the UK’s seventh largest garden centre group, with 12 garden centres across the country. For more information on Cherry Lane, visit: www.cherry-lane.co.uk.

109th Countesthorpe Scout Group comprises more than 70 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. For more information, see: www.countesthorpescouts.org.uk.

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