Dandara donates £2,500 to Bedfordshire Scouts

Independent housebuilder Dandara has donated £2,500 to Bedfordshire County Scouts, to replace the roof on the organisation’s activity storage hub which has damaged asbestos sheets.

Bedfordshire Scouts have owned and managed the Leslie Sell Activity Centre in Bromham, Bedfordshire since 1964, and from there offer a range of activities teaching life skills to children and young adults aged 6 – 25 in England’s southeast.

The self-funding centre is operated through the work of a team of dedicated volunteers. The activity centre sits on a 30-acre site containing 21 acres of accessible semi-ancient woodland and a nine-acre camping field, which is used by an average of 10,000 young people each year from Scout and Youth Groups from all over the UK.

David Heard, Chair of the Leslie Sell Activity Centre, commented: “We are extremely grateful to Dandara for their donation and support of the Scouts. Thanks to their generosity, we will be able to start our roof replacement project on the activity hub store providing a safe and secure storage area for the vital equipment used across the centre.

“Scout groups are all locally operated, heavily relying on the work of volunteers, so any donation goes directly to helping the groups continue making a difference to the lives of young people.”

Rachel Lindop, Head of Sales at Dandara Northern Home Counties, commented: “We are proud to support local organisations like Bedfordshire Scouts that are bringing about change in their individual communities. The Scouts are doing vital work, and we hope this donation serves as thanks for their dedication.”

Just under two miles from the Leslie Sell Activity Centre, Dandara are currently selling a collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes at their Saxon Park development. Homes start from £385,000 and feature fitted appliances, garage and/or driveway parking and close proximity to green spaces.

Located in Biddenham, Bedfordshire, the development offers easy access to Bedford town centre and beyond. Transportation links via the Bedford train station, A428, A421 and A6 provide connection to surrounding towns, and Gatwick Airport is a short train journey away. Find out more