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Wellow hut - Midsomer Norton Scouts

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Raised by 170 people in 28 days
Overnight on the 15th November 2018 our hut in the woods was destroyed.

1st Midsomer Norton Scout group have been using this site for many many years, there was a wooden hut here before and chances are if you are local that you used this as a child or know someone who did. 

We have just spent the last 5 years rebuilding it as a group of volunteers, fundraising and spending our weekends and evenings so that the 150 young people of 1st Midsomer Norton Scout Group and the children of the wider district of Wansdyke can use it. 

It looks like none of the kit was stolen so this was pure mindless vandalism. 

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We would like to raise funds to restore it to it's former glory and get the young people back on site as quickly as possible. 

We are a group that likes to be outdoors and wants to firstly make it safe and secondly rebuild as quickly as possible.
The children spend hours here every week and it's hugely upsetting that people would do this to such a great resource. We prepare young people with skills for life, help us to do that by giving what you can to get our hut back up and running as soon as possible. 

If you are a local tradesperson who could help and/or resources or if you are press and would like to help us get the word out please email rebeccafmears@gmail.com

Massive thank you in advance.

Becky Mears
Assistant Group Scout Leader
1st Midsomer Norton Scouts

Scouts will continue as normal at our HQ on Radstock Road. The police have been informed as have our insurance company. If you have any details to pass over to the police regarding this, please call 101 and quote crime reference: 5218255176

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We've reached over the halfway mark and have been covered by lots of local media which is really lovely.
We wanted to thank everyone for your generous donations and kind offers of help and support.
Thank you all so much.
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Wow! Thank you so much for all of the help and support so far, please please continue to share.
BBC Points West ran the story today (even if they did get Becky Nottingham’s name wrong) - thanks to them and Avon and Somerset Constabulary for their help so far.
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£3,785 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 28 days
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