Business lends a helping hand to Lichfield scouts

Scouts in Lichfield have been given a helping hand to get on the road for their first camping trip of the year.

Members of the 7th Lichfield Scout Group on their camping trip

Members of the 7th Lichfield Scout Group on their camping trip

Members of the Johnson Troop from the 7th Lichfield Scout Trip were offered use of a vehicle by the Volkswagen Van Centre in Birmingham for their latest outing.

Claire Hubbard, assistant scout leader, said: “The camping trip is a very popular and beneficial event in the troop’s calendar. We try to keep costs to a minimum so that it’s accessible to all. However, rising prices made this hard to achieve, so we were very grateful for the loan of the Transporter van.

“It could comfortably carry all our camping gear and the children’s rucksacks, which meant we only had to hire two minibuses.”

The loan was part of the company’s Charity Chariot initiative, which sees local charities and community groups supported by giving them use of the vehicle.

“Unfortunately it was not possible to support every enquiry we received but we felt the scouts camping expedition was not only an excellent adventure for youngsters but provided the children with essential life experiences in a safe environment,” said head of business Stuart Smith.

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