Ben and Josh Raising Funds For Africa

SUTTON Scout Ben Groom is heading for Africa this summer; to build a much-needed community centre. Ben, 15, and fellow scout Josh Lucus, from Haddenham, will travel with 18 other Cambridgeshire scouts to Ghana, and have set a fund-raising target of £2,500

SUTTON Scout Ben Groom is heading for Africa this summer; to build a much-needed community centre.

Ben, 15, and fellow scout Josh Lucus, from Haddenham, will travel with 18 other Cambridgeshire scouts to Ghana, and have set a fund-raising target of £2,500 each.

Starting off with a £350 sponsored haircut at Cutting It in Sutton, Ben has raised £1,700 in one year. He has bag-packed at Sainsbury's and Waitrose, held a ceilidh, washed cars, dug driveways, and carried out every gardening task going.

"January was the start of my odd job appeal," said Ben, "and I have washed cars, painted sheds, dug driveways, moved topsoil, cut grass and dug out a compost heap. I still have a fair way to go so if anyone has any odd jobs or car washing, please get in touch by ringing me on 01353 775396."


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The Explorer Scouts will travel to the South-East Volta region of Ghana in August, to build a scout hut and community centre at HoHoe.

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