Businessman’s grant delights Fressingfield Scouts
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A Suffolk scout group is celebrating a cash windfall thanks to the generosity of a philanthropic businessman.
Fressingfield Scouts was among 16 groups throughout the Anglian region to receive a share of more than £10,000 in the latest round of donations by former RAF officer Carl Lamb.
The Waveney Valley scout group is now more prepared than ever for inclement weather, with a complete outdoor dining set on the shopping list of items to buy with the £300 handout.
Falklands War veteran and director of independent financial advisers Almary Green, Mr Lamb has been making donations to local groups for the last four years. He said: “Almary Green is in the position we are in today because we have been supported by local people and local businesses. I believe it’s right to share some of our good fortune with the community.”
In April, charities were invited to apply for money from this year’s fund to pay for specific projects.
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The cash will go towards a field kitchen to benefit First Fressingfield’s 150-strong membership, who are all aged six to 25.
Scout leader Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne said: “The award from Almary Green is gratefully received on behalf of all our members who will benefit from it.
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“Scouts like to be prepared. We don’t shy away from inclement weather. A large dining shelter with lightweight tables and benches for taking meals will be complemented with hotboxes and special tea urns to keep us all refreshed and, more importantly, warm and dry.