Donation to East Boldon Scouts Club

  • 6th March 2018

We have made a financial contribution through our Community Fund to East Boldon Scout Group.  

The Scout Group are currently renovating Willow Bog outdoor centre in Kielder.

Once the renovation of Willow Bog is complete, the centre will become a multi-purpose hub that suits all of the scout group’s needs, whilst also allowing the scouts to be fully immersed in the renovation project and eventually letting them take full responsibility for managing the centre. The scout group has been operating in East Boldon since 1941 and has grown substantially over the last 15 years. The group now has over 200 members with ages ranging from 5 to 19.

Simon Gray, Group Scout Leader and Trustee said: “The grant from Gentoo Homes is another piece in our Willow Bog jigsaw and is very much appreciated.

“Outdoor activities and experiences are at the core of what our group believes in. Fitness and social development are only two of the benefits of the outdoors. We relish the opportunity of taking on our own centre that would allow us to increase the number of young people that can experience and engage in the outdoors.”

Anthony Lowther, Managing Director of Gentoo Homes, said: “We’re proud to support community groups and charities in the places where we build our homes. We are a responsible developer and working with groups of people like the Boldon Scout Group is really important to us. The Willow Bog renovation sounds like an exciting project and I will look forward to seeing how it takes shape over the next 12 months.”

Gentoo Homes is due to start building 18 two and four bedroom homes and apartments on the old Vinci Construction site on Whitburn Road in Boldon later this year.  

 Our Community Fund was created to enable local people to improve their community by supporting a range of different causes in the areas we build our developments.