Scouts get a £5k bursary

Manor Walks' Bruno Coppola with Blyth Valley District Scouts.
Manor Walks' Bruno Coppola with Blyth Valley District Scouts.

Youngsters with a passion for outdoor adventure are set to benefit from enhanced resources after winning a community bursary scheme.

Blyth Valley District Scouts has been awarded £5,000 of funding from the Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure’s bursary scheme.

Funded by Hammerson, the scheme from the Cramlington-based shopping centre, aims to support organisations that undertake vital work in the community.

The funding will be used to purchase new camping and sports equipment.

Stu Bennett, from Blyth Valley Scouts, said: “It’s fantastic that Manor Walks has been able to support us in providing adventure and challenge to young people in Cramlington and the wider community.”

Manor Walks’ general manager Bruno Coppola added: “The local community bursary offered a great opportunity for the county’s charities to win a serious amount of money. We are delighted to announce Blyth Valley District Scouts as our first beneficiary and we’re excited to be assisting them on a number of different projects as part of the bursary scheme.

“The scouts offer all young people a real mix of activities designed to help them achieve their full physical, intellectual and social potential and we are confident that the funding we have provided will make a huge difference to their amazing work in supporting the county’s youngsters.”