MEMBERS of West Monkton Scout Group are to receive new tents and equipment following a successful fundraising campaign before Christmas.

The group raised £761 during two nights of bag packing at Sainsbury’s Hankridge Farm to fund the group’s new equipment – which will help cater for its growing numbers.

The group also received a visit from Cllr David Fothergill who awarded them a grant of £250 in recognition of the hard work from the section leaders in promoting the wellbeing and outdoor activities for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

If you would like more information about the West Monkton Scout Group or would like to also be involved in making a difference for the local youngsters, visit the website or email