Group reach new heights

Blyth Sea Scouts enjoy the climbing wall alongside Scout leaders Jonny Aisbitt and Paul Brolly.  P&G Longbenton employee Val Burt (centre) nominated them for a donation from the Longbenton Community Matters fund.
Blyth Sea Scouts enjoy the climbing wall alongside Scout leaders Jonny Aisbitt and Paul Brolly. P&G Longbenton employee Val Burt (centre) nominated them for a donation from the Longbenton Community Matters fund.
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A youth group is set to reach new heights after a new climbing wall was installed.

Blyth Sea Scouts were given a donation towards the purpose-built bouldering wall by Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Community Matters fund.

The colourful rock face is now used by children in the scout group, aged six to 14-years-old.

It is also available, subject to booking, to the community.

Scout leader Jonny Aisbitt said: “We feel lucky to have such a fantastic facility for our scouts.

“Climbing is a sport that everyone can do – the younger children get involved and even the adults join in.

“The wall offers colour-coded routes for different abilities and it can be used in all sorts of weather. Since we got the wall some of our scouts have taken climbing to a more serious level.”

P&G’s Val Burt said: “It is lovely to see so many children enjoy something we fundraised for.”

To book the climbing wall, email scouts8thblyth@yahoo.co.uk.