I am delighted to tell you that with the help of your fundraising, we have now achieved mortgage free ownership of both Phasels Wood and Tolmers Activity Centres. The final payment was made on schedule on 31st March.
The Appeal Fund is now firmly headed towards £500,000, despite our operating in such a difficult financial climate.
During this first phase, we have also made some exciting improvements. We have added a new 60-bed Lodge at Tolmers and a16-bed Lodge together with the replacement of the old Brynbach building at Phasels Wood. Both offer modern accommodation and will improve the turnover, cash flow and sustainability at these popular centres.
The Capital Appeal is not only for the 2 large centres, it will also benefit our 5 other centres across the UK. It is vital that all these centres continue to be available for all young people to sample the joys of the outdoors and learn skills for life in the 21st Century.
Our appeal continues and will now move to its second phase, researching members requirements for new facilities and refurbishments. Hertfordshire Scouts will continue to provide a quality experience for all young people, not just those from Scouting.
Thank you for your past support, we look forward to it continuing.
With best wishes to you all,
Roger Sands, Vice President & Appeal Director
01923 681035; 07773 671305. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org