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Disabled Scouts can now be prepared for camping

SCOUTS who are disabled can now ‘be prepared’ to enjoy going camping thanks to a donation from the intu Braehead Community Fund.

The Corseford Scouts meet intu Braehead’s community development manager, Lydia Brown, front row right with, from left, Scout group treasurer, Suzanne Wales and Scout group leader, Samantha Courtney

The shopping and leisure destination has given £500 to the 98th Renfrewshire Corseford Scouts to help buy a mobile hoist, which would allow disabled young people attend Scout camps.

The Corseford Scouts have 14 members, both boys and girls, between the ages of eight and 21 and are based at the charity, Capability Scotland’s Corseford School, in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.

A mobile hoist costs almost £2000 and thanks to the donation from intu Braehead, the Scout group has been given a boost in their fundraising efforts.

Scout Group treasurer Suzanne Wales said: “This is a fabulous gesture from intu Braehead and once we get the hoist, it will mean more youngsters can go to Scout camp.
“At the moment some of our members can’t stay at camp overnight because they need this type of equipment. It will make a huge difference to them and their parents.
“It’s important that our youngsters can experience camp like all the other Scouts.
“It will also give the children some dignity so they don’t have to be physically lifted by their parents.”
Community development manager at intu Braehead, Lydia Brown said: “The people running the Corseford Scouts deserve all the help they can get.
“It’s important the youngsters get a chance to enjoy the benefits of being in the Scouts and going to camp is part of that experience.”