scouts are asking people in Ilkeston to dig deep and support their project to transform an unused area into an outdoor activity area.
Young leaders from the 16th Ilkeston scout group started work this weekend on land behind St John’s Church Hall on Nottingham Road.
The group, all aged between 16 and 18, still need donations of slabs, paint, timber, stone, cement, sand, bark, wood chippings and sponsorship to complete the project.
Young leader, Oliver Kibble, said: “The area was overgrown before and wasn’t useable but me and other young leaders in the group have been working on it with the help of the scout leaders and parents.
“We have all worked together and have transformed the area and when it’s finished we’ll be able to use it for a variety of activities such as fires, camping and sports.
“We would like to thank all of the companies that have helped us so far, G&R Pykett, Wade Plant Hire, Interhire, Long Eaton Plant Hire, Vauxhall Repair centre and DS tyre services.
“All of what we have achieved so far wouldn’t have been possible without their help and their generous donations of machinery hire, materials and other items.
“But we still desperately require more donations to finish the project.”
Anyone who would like to help the group or donate any materials can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Advertiser on 0115 9446160.