£1k boost for Sid Vale Scouts

Gareth Hughes and Brian Manwaring of 1st Sid Vale Scouts help customers park at the Waitrose christ

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 - Credit: Archant

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 04

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

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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