Knees-up nets £450 for scouts

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 March 2015

Mystery and Mayhem are pictured with caller Ollie Davey at the Sidmouth Scouts fund-raising ceilidh on Saturday evening. Ref shs 9327-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Mystery and Mayhem are pictured with caller Ollie Davey at the Sidmouth Scouts fund-raising ceilidh on Saturday evening. Ref shs 9327-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Some 80 people donned their dancing shoes for a night of music, Mischief and Mayhem that netted £450 for Sidmouth’s new scout hut.

The rabble-rousing band donated their time to the cause again as they led the ceilidh with local caller Ollie Davey, at Sidford Social Hall.

It was the third incarnation of the event for the 1st Sid Vale Scouts, who are fundraising for their in-development new HQ.

The event had the support of dance groups from across Sidmouth and everybody really enjoyed themselves, according to scout group chairman Gareth Hughes.

It came after the group’s most successful jumble sale ever, that brought in more than £1,900 – and a stash of coins that have just been counted, totted up another £314.

It will go towards the scouts’ new hut in Salcombe Recreational Field, where the foundations have been laid. They are in the midst of a £90,000 appeal to purchase the scaffold, timber frame, roof, cladding to the walls and doors and windows to secure it from the weather.

The scout group’s next event will be a performance by the sometimes 100-strong La-La Choir, in All Saints Church, at 7.30pm, on April 25.

Tickets (£7 or free for under-16s) are available from Gareth on 01395 515552.

If anyone has ideas for fundraising he would be glad to hear them.


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