MEMBERS of the 1st Weaverham Sea Scouts have embarked on a quest to rebuild part of their 88-year-old scout hall.

The wooden structure, located on Church Street, was built back in 1932, and has been enjoyed by many people in the village and surrounding areas for almost nine decades.

But following this time, the building is now showing its age and is in need of some love, care and attention.

The scouts are hoping to raise vital funds to rebuild the original wooden part of the scout hall to ensure that it can enjoyed by people for many more years to come.

Brian Williams, treasurer at 1st Weaverham Sea Scouts, said: “We have an enthusiastic and friendly scout group with more than 70 young boys and girls from Weaverham and nearby.

“The hall is used not only by the scouts, but also by others who run art classes, ju-jitsu, a group for young adults with learning disabilities, a local choir, and the Weaverham Trust.

“However, the wooden building is now sadly showing signs of age and obvious deterioration.”

Other parts of the building have undergone steady modification and improvement over the years.

Ten years ago, the scouts raised enough funds to rebuild the far end of the building in brick, including the installation of a new kitchen, meeting room and toilets.

But now the rest of the hall needs to be rebuilt, with the cost of this estimated to be a total of £150,000.

The scots have £25,000 of their own funds and have been fortunate enough to secure grants totalling another £78,000 from Viridor Credits, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation.

This means they only need another £48,000, and are calling on members of the community to help them if possible.

If you would like to help, please contact the scout group via