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Tackley Scouts receive Community Award from New Homes Builder


 Tackley Scouts receive £1,000 Barwood Homes Community Award

Barwood Homes has donated £1,000 to the 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts (more information here). This is all part of a series of community awards the homebuilder is making to good causes in the area. As a result, it highlights its newly-available homes in Tackley, Oxfordshire.


In April The Community Award was made open to good causes. Since has received over 16 applications from a range of worthy organisations. Barwood Homes plan to further engage with other local nominees throughout the year, especially after the success of the winning Scouts.

The main Award took place at a special activity day and barbecue marking the 35th anniversary of the 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts. On Wednesday 26th June the event was held at Tackley Village.

How successful was the event?

Welcoming over 50 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their families and friends, Barwood Homes’ Development Director, Luke Simmons, made the £1,000 cheque presentation to Group Scout Leader, Rob Marshall.


Rob commented: “We’re thrilled to receive this grant. We hope to use the money towards an indoor skydiving day or attending a large outdoor scouting event. Due to Barwood’s generosity the whole group can now be part of something. Similarly, this kind of support is invaluable because it helps us get children active and outdoors.”

“We meet every Wednesday evening to focus on fun, socialising and learning skills. These include camping, fire lighting, survival and outdoor cooking. Through to more adventurous challenges like abseiling, axe throwing, canoeing and zorbing which are also difficult to fund.”

“We’re hopeful that Barwood Homes’ latest development will also mean new families moving into the village. With the hope of bringing young people to the group and volunteer helpers because they could keep the group running for the next 35 years.”

Luke Simmons of Barwood Homes added. “As well as having built 35 new homes for families in Tackley, we believe it’s very important to invest in the development of a thriving local community.

“More importantly, the 1st Tackley & Heyford Scouts are an outstanding example of how children aged six to 14 years-old can enjoy learning new skills and socialise with friends in a safe and supportive environment.”

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26th June 2019
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