22nd Bootle Scouts receives £200 boost from MyCSP

1 Apr 2016

The 22nd Bootle Scout Group has received a £200 donation from local pension’s services provider MyCSP, raised through the MyCSP Community Fund.

MyCSP employee partner Dean Jones, who applied for the donation, has been a member of the Scouting Group for the last 13 years, joining Beavers aged six and rising through the ranks to become group leader. The Group is run by 15 volunteers and is attended by around 50 children and young people from all around Bootle.

Dean Jones said: “The aim of Scouting is to develop young people to their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential. One of the main purposes of modern Scouting is to make the movement more inclusive and with funds like this, we’re able to do just that by providing opportunity to those who are restricted financially. We’re delighted with the donation from the MyCSP Community Fund and very grateful for their support. The money will go a long way and will be much appreciated.”

Nicky Hurst, Chief Executive said, “Scouting relies solely on donations and members’ fees. Community groups such as this scouting group are an important part of the local community, enabling young people to meet up socially, challenge themselves and learn how to work in teams. We launched the MyCSP Community Fund so that worthy causes like this can benefit and we support our colleagues in doing their bit.”

Across Merseyside there are over 10,000 young people and adults playing an active part in shaping the future of the movement. For more information about joining the adventure, call 0845 300 1818 or visit www.scouts.org.uk/getinvolved.

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