Leaders and members of the 267th Dore Scouts braved a wet and cold November morning to collect a cheque for almost £4,000 from the Co-op supermarket in Dore. The Co-op scheme, attached to their loyalty card, donates 1% of sales on their own brand products to local charities.
The money was raised through collection at the Co-op stores in Totley and Dore, and raised £3,949.90 in just three months. During the same period a similar amount was raised for Whirlow Hall Farm from customers who nominated that as their chosen charity.
It's amazing how those odd one per cents add up! Dore Scouts have applied to go forward on the next round of the scheme which will run until October 2018. We wish them well, and hope that all this money doesn't mean that they'll give up on Dore Gala!
The Scouts' plans for the money this time are to provide a community defibrillator, which will be placed at the Scout Headquarters on Rushley Road.