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Scouts net fitness equipment thanks to generous supermarket customers
3:20pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
STAMBERMILL Scouts are celebrating after receiving a bumper load of fitness items through a supermarket voucher scheme.
The scout group has taken delivery of exercise benches and in the last three years has also netted ten pin bowling equipment, basket ball nets, tents and activity balls through Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers.
Sainsbury’s Merry Hill and Amblecote customers collected vouchers in-store, with the Stambermill Scouts receiving 20,267, making it one of the top collecting local organisations.
Scout Leader, Paul Tromans, said: “The scheme has helped us teach the benefits of a healthier, more active lifestyle, to many children over the last few years.
“We’re really looking forward to getting active with this year’s equipment.”
Schools, groups and clubs including St. James’ C of E Primary in Wollaston, which collected 24,903 vouchers, Gig Mill Primary, Stourbridge, which collected 22,715 and Mount Pleasant School, Quarry Bank, which collected 16,789, have or are due to receive their equipment.
Sainsbury’s customers have helped donate £838k worth of Active Kids equipment and experiences across Dudley Local Education Authority since the scheme launched in 2005.
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