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Whittle-le-Woods Scout hut gets a new lease of life

A scout hut, used by the Whittle-le-Woods Scouts, in Chorley recently got a makeover, thanks to VolkerRail.

Over two days a team consisting of staff from VolkerRail, Bam Nuttall, Network Rail and the Whittle-le-Woods Scouts replaced skirting boards, painted the walls and re-carpeted the building.

The scout hut is a big part of the Whittle-le-Woods community, with over 50 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and 16 leaders regularly using the venue, as well as the Whittle-le-Woods Brownies and Royal Preston Morris dancers.

Barry Matthias, group scout leader said: “We usually have to collect funds over a long period and have been trying to fund the replacement of the old carpet tiles for a number of years. VolkerRail’s generosity has now completely transformed the building, which looks fresh rather than tired as it did before.

“The whole Scout group would like to thank all who were involved; it really makes a difference to us. The floors are much safer for the children to move about on and we can now use the hut to support activities like training courses and social events, which all help to raise funds for essential work in the future.”

Michael Hardie, project manager for VolkerRail said: “VolkerRail continues to add benefit to the areas in which it works. Projects such as these not only help the local community but also help the team feel like they have had a positive impact.”