West Runton Scouts celebrate as their £133,000 extension nears completion

West Runton Beavers and Cubs having cart rides at an open evening held at their Cromer Road headquar

West Runton Beavers and Cubs having cart rides at an open evening held at their Cromer Road headquarters. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

After eight years of fundraising, West Runton Scout Group is set to put the finishing touches on a £133,000 extension.

West Runton Beavers and Cubs celebrating the near completion of a £130,000 extension at their Cromer

West Runton Beavers and Cubs celebrating the near completion of a £130,000 extension at their Cromer Road headquarters. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

And to celebrate, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and their families were treated to games and refreshments at an open evening and awards presentation held at the group's Cromer Road headquarters.

West Runton Cub Paige Jordan and Beaver Emily Wright outside the £130,000 extension which is due to

West Runton Cub Paige Jordan and Beaver Emily Wright outside the £130,000 extension which is due to be completed by the end of June at their Cromer Road headquarters. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The new 12-toilet and shower block, which is due to open at the end of June, will replace the existing toilet facilities, freeing up space in the main hut.

West Runton cub of the year Harry Crain receiving his award at an open evening held at the group's h

West Runton cub of the year Harry Crain receiving his award at an open evening held at the group's headquarters. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

'It will completely enhance the headquarters for our members,' said Group Scout Leader Helen Cardani. 'And because we will have more space, we will be able to accept bigger groups from all over the area for camping, and offer opportunities for people with disabilities.'

West Runton Group Scout leader Helen Cardani presenting the fundraiser of the year award to Cub Paig

West Runton Group Scout leader Helen Cardani presenting the fundraiser of the year award to Cub Paige Jordan, who ran a bric-a-brac stall selling her unwanted toys and supported other events: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Mrs Cardani added that group members would continue to hold fundraising events for 'extras', including camping and archery equipment.

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