Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Pinchbeck near Spalding will benefit from better facilities thanks to a donation of £250 from Allison Homes via the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund.
The fund has given the cash to Pinchbeck Church Hall to purchase three new Gopak folding tables for the hall’s users.
The community fund supports groups which focus on activities that enhance or develop local communities. It makes grants to charities or voluntary organisations within ten miles (16 kilometres) of any housing development by Larkfleet Homes or Allison Homes, both part of The Larkfleet Group of Companies which is based in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Allison Homes is currently building new homes at Pinchbeck Fields near Spalding – a new development of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses on the edge of the Lincolnshire village of Pinchbeck.
Jane Amess MBE of 1st Pinchbeck (St Mary) Guides said: “The money from Allison Homes will be used to purchase some more foldaway tables for the Church Hall. As our groups grow, more Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts come along to our meetings to enjoy the activities we offer. We need more space to help deliver activities for the children to enjoy and these additional tables will help us to do that.”
The 1st Pinchbeck (St Mary) Guides has 26 children from ages 10 up to 14 from Pinchbeck and the surrounding area using the facility each week. St Mary’s Church Hall is also used regularly by other community groups, clubs and businesses. It is also hired out for public and private functions and community events and all the users will have the benefit of the new tables.
Karl Hick, CEO of Allison Homes, said: “Activities offered by uniformed youth organisations like Scouts and Guides is a great way to give young people a constructive outlet for their enthusiasm and energy. It helps to teach self-confidence and self-discipline and helps them to build a wide range of skills that will stand them in good stead later in their lives. We are delighted to support initiatives such as this through our community fund.”
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages The Larkfleet Homes Community Fund on Larkfleet’s behalf. Any community or voluntary group wishing to find out more about the fund can visit www.tiny.cc/larkfleet-fund, telephone 01223 410535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.