Helping hand for ruined scout hut in Shiregreen

Shiregreen's Scout Hut in the process of being renovated following flooding earlier in the year. Apprentices Connor Bramford and Ed Hamilton, right have volunteered their services to help build a new kitchen
Shiregreen's Scout Hut in the process of being renovated following flooding earlier in the year. Apprentices Connor Bramford and Ed Hamilton, right have volunteered their services to help build a new kitchen
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A DILAPIDATED scout hut is being completely refurbished thanks to a team of apprentice joiners.

The scout hut on Barnsley Road in Shiregreen was badly damaged earlier this year.

Scout leader Danny Levick said: “At the beginning of the year the hut was ruined as a result of a water leak.

“A pipe burst over Christmas and caused so much damage to the structure that everything had to be stripped back.”

Apprentices Connor Bramford and Ed Hamilton from building company Frank Haslam Milan have now volunteered to use their woodwork skills to fit the hut with a brand new kitchen.

“The total building work will cost £10,000. As a charity we have done lots of fundraising to raise the money, but the kitchen that FHM have donated saved us over £3,000,” said Danny.

“Connor and Ed are doing a fantastic job - they should be proud of their work.”

The scout group have been using temporary venues for their meetings since August.

But scouts have been meeting the apprentices at the hut since the work began and learning about the work they are doing.

Both Connor and Ed live in Shiregreen and are also currently working on the construction of Sanctuary Housing’s Sicey Pavilion Apartments.

The £2.2 million housing development is due to be completed in April 2012, and will provide 24 much-needed apartments for older people from the Shiregreen estate.