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Lafarge £8,000 to help children
May, 24 2012
(UK) -- Scouts, Guides and Brownies in the Lutterworth area will be able to spend a penny in comfort, thanks to building materials firm Lafarge.
The company has given the 1st Lutterworth group £8,000 towards the upgrade of the 34-year-old toilets at their Alexander Drive headquarters.
Ernest Stanford, the group secretary, said: "We are enormously grateful to Lafarge for this very generous donation.
"It means we can press ahead with our modernisation plans and hopefully be able to unveil bright, new lavatories in just a couple of months' time."
The money, making up the bulk of the £12,000 project, will go towards replacing the run-down toilets which have not been altered since the Scout hut was built in 1978.
Mr Stanford added: "In the early years of the hut, it was only used by Scouts, but now we also have Guides and Brownies who meet here.
"The plan is to demolish them and provide new, disabled-friendly cubicles, new basins with push-button taps and a new, wider entrance to ensure ease of access.
"These changes will make a world of difference to our children and everyone else who uses the hut."
Lafarge spokesman Paddy Campbell, who lives in Lutterworth, said: "I have first-hand experience of how important a role the Scouts and Guides play within the community, offering fun and learning to dozens of youngsters."
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