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Help St Mary Gillingham Scout Group win £5,000 in the Aviva Community Fund

Gillingham Scout Group are looking for online votes in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. If we get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in our community, we could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

St Mary Gillingham Scout Group have raised £120,000 over the last 10 years and next year aim to start building a Scout Community Hall at Milton-on-Stour where there is no village hall. The 100 scouts need a new home as the lease on their old hut has expired. There has been scouting in Gillingham since 1933 but they have never had a building of their own. Our vision is to leave a secure future not only for scouting but also for the 500 people of all ages living in Milton on Stour plus everyone living in and around and the town of Gillingham.

Once construction is complete the scouts would love to make the building buzz with an opening party for the community! Funds from Aviva will turn an empty building into a building the whole community can use. Tables, chairs, cups, saucers, plates and all the kitchen items you need when using a community building. Would you want a community building without this equipment? Will the scouts be able to deliver the opening party?


You will need to register to receive 10 votes, then simply follow the link above or search for projects in Gillingham, Dorset and submit your votes. Voting only takes a couple of minutes but it could make a massive difference to our community. The competition is open from now until 21 November, and if we’re lucky enough to be chosen for an award we will find out in January.

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