BEER and Christmas trees will help fund a new Scout hut.

Davenham Scouts are turbo-charging their fundraising efforts as they look to construct a home for themselves, having never had one in their near 100-year history.

That is set to change however as in August the group was granted permission to build a hut at Peckmill Scout Wood off London Road.

Now, they have announced a beer festival and a Christmas tree sale to raise the necessary funds.

The beer festival will be held at Davenham Cricket Club on Friday (October 13) and the following day.

A selection of 12 beers and ciders will be on offer, as well as hot food and a raffle.

Tickets can be purchased by emailing beerfestival@davenhamscouts.org.uk.

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Then, in December, the group will be selling Christmas trees with free local delivery.

Trees will need to pre-ordered before October 31 by emailing 1stdavenhamscouts@gmail.com.

Cub leader Mike Sinfield said: “This is the third year which Davenham Scouts have sold Christmas trees and the group hope to sell more trees this year than in any year to date.

“Money raised from both campaigns will be put towards construction of the new Scout Hall/community centre in Davenham.

“Davenham Scouts are turbo-charging their fundraising efforts and welcome applications to their fundraising committee, particularly people who have experience in event management and writing funding bids.”

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The 1st Davenham Scouts Group, founded in 1930, has never had its own facility before and was most recently based at St Wilfreds Parish Church Hall.

However, in 2010 the group was unable to renew its lease and members have since been meeting outdoors at Peckmill Scout Wood.

Members have had to use temporary facilities such as portable toilets and a shipping container for storage.

The group then bought the 2.4-acre site in June 2019. 

The planning application for the new two-storey scout hut was greenlit on Wednesday, August 23.

There were no objections to the proposal, with 48 comments expressing support for the plans.