Cupar scouts scoop early Christmas present
22 December 2022
A scout group working with young people across Cupar received a funding boost as an early Christmas present from Persimmon Homes North Scotland.
The scout group currently supports over 140 local young people in the area to help them achieve their full potential as individuals and as members of their community. The work of the group is made possible by 24 enthusiastic adult volunteers who help organise the activities.
The group has children of all abilities take part in a variety of activities throughout the town. They have recently been fundraising to secure soundproofing material in their main hall to allow children with neurodiversity difficulties to participate fully in the activities of the group.
The 10th Fife 1st Cupar Scouts group has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes North Scotland as part of their Community Champions Awards. The scheme supports good causes in areas where the company builds new homes, and will be used to help purchase the soundproofing equipment for the scout group to ensure their facility is open to all young people in Cupar and the surrounding areas.
James MacKay, Managing Director Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: "At Persimmon Homes, we believe inclusion is crucial. The work that Natalie and the team at Cupar Scouts are undertaking to soundproof a site for individuals with additional needs to guarantee that no child is left isolated is fantastic.
“Our Community Champions programme focuses on giving back to the areas where we do business, and I'm hoping this donation will enable more young people to join the group.”
Natalie Lighten, Trustee, The 10th Fife 1st Cupar Scouts, said: “Cupar Scout Group would like to extend their thanks to Persimmon Homes for the generous donation to our fundraising efforts. The donation will go towards securing the future of the Cupar Scout Hall as a usable asset for local young people. The soundproofing of the hall will allow us to create an inclusive environment for our current and future generations of Scouts.”