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Friday, 6 March 2015

Help the Guide Hut Roof

The Milford on Sea Guide Hut roof is in need of essential repairs, and the fundraising efforts are now underway. 

Guide Hut
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Our village Guide Hut is a unique local meeting place which was built in 1936 following five years of fundraising (mainly through Jumble Sales) by the local Guide Company.

During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the ARP (Air Raid Precautions) as their meeting place for the duration of the War.

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The main structure is as originally built. The roof which is now nearly 80 years old has developed leaks and is not repairable. Therefore the roof needs replacing and insulating in order to enable this historic meeting place to continue to serve as a venue for the many local groups that use it, such as Milford Guides, Brownies & Rainbows, Arthritis Care, Royal British Legion (Women’s Section), Total Voice Choir, WI Craft & Drama groups, Stamp Club, local bands, art and craft groups.

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The Fundraising Sub-Committee are working hard, and have already participated in the New Milton Rotary Swimathon where hardy swimmers took part from Milford Brownies.

They are also planning a "Brownies Have Talent Night" on Monday 30th March, and a First Friday Lunch has been booked in August as a fundraiser.

Another fundraising project is 'Used UK & Foreign Stamp Collecting'. Envelopes for folk to collect and send away their own stamps, with postage paid for, can be found by clicking here - please enter the charity name: Milford on Sea Guide Hut.

A Quiz Night and Jumble Sale are in the offing, along with all sorts of other events on which more details will be available shortly.

Also during the Love Milford Week Craft & Produce Show, a stall was run on behalf of Milford Guide Hut mainly by Milford Brownies and their parents.

So far the team have managed to raise £17,000 towards their target of £25,000 - and any additional donations would be very much appreciated from local people or businesses who want to help the target be achieved.

We were delighted to hear that Paul Holland has pledged £500 to the new roof on behalf of Holland's of Milford.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Treasurer of the Milford on Sea Guide Headquarters Management Committee: Jane Etheridge on 01590 642349 or jane.etheridge2@btinternet.com.


Milford on Sea Brownies
milfordbrownies@gmail.com

Holland's of Milford
www.hollandsmos.co.uk

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