PAST and current members of 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts have come together to look towards its future.
The group is looking to raise £650,000 to fund a new headquarters in St Nicholas Park, which will replace the current 50-year-old hut.
And to launch fundraising for the ‘Building a Future’ initiative, the group held a breakfast meeting attended by some 70 business leaders and councillors.
Speakers included current sea scouts along with former member Simon Talling-Smith, who now runs a private travel company.
He said: “The experience of those years with the scouts, the resilience and belief it helped us develop were hugely formative.
“I don’t think I would be in the position that I am now if it wasn’t for those years with 2nd Warwick.”
The group has so far raised £170,000 and is now looking to generate another £200,000 this year.
Peter Deeley, managing director of event sponsors Deeley Group, said: “It is clear that the sea scouts group have a hugely positive impact on the lives of young people.
“Hearing from former and current members about their experiences further showed the benefits of a community group like this and why it is vital that people support their new fundraising initiative.
“The new headquarters would be a valuable resource not only for the group but for the rest of Warwick and we wish them the best of luck in raising the money needed to complete the project.”
Visit www.2wk.org.uk to find out more.