£1k boost for Sid Vale Scouts

PUBLISHED: 14:45 08 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:45 08 January 2015

Gareth Hughes and Brian Manwaring of 1st Sid Vale Scouts help customers park at  the Waitrose christmas car parking event. Ref shs 0440-52-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Gareth Hughes and Brian Manwaring of 1st Sid Vale Scouts help customers park at the Waitrose christmas car parking event. Ref shs 0440-52-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Scouts who directed shoppers to parking spaces at a Sidmouth supermarket in the run-up to Christmas were rewarded for their efforts with more than £1,000.

1st Sid Vale Scout Sofia Abrahams collecting at the Waitrose christmas car parking event. Ref shs 0435-52-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife1st Sid Vale Scout Sofia Abrahams collecting at the Waitrose christmas car parking event. Ref shs 0435-52-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The 1st Sid Vale volunteers wore high-visibility jackets and wielded lollipops to point the way to vacant bays at Waitrose.

Chairman Gareth Hughes said: “I would like to say a big thanks to everyone who supported us.

“Helping with the car parking is great fun and we were well supported by parents, leaders and youngsters.”

The final total came to £1,036.02, which will boost the coffers of their project to build a new headquarters in the Salcombe Recreational Field.

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