AFTER two years of fundraising and thanks to generous donations, Kidderminster Scouts will start to kit out the new extension to their activity centre with bunk beds for overnight stays.

Scouts and volunteers have been busy fundraising for the extension to their activity centre at Rhydd Covert campsite, between Bewdley and Kidderminster, and have successfully raised more than £100,000 for the project.

Kidderminster Rotary Club have already sponsored a double set of bunk beds and handed over a cheque for £2,000, £1,000 from the Kidderminster Club and £1,000 from the wider district covering the West Midlands.

Rotary resident Bill Crook said: “We are very happy to have been able to support Kidderminster Scouts in this way and are delighted to continue our support.”

The Scouts group is now seeking grants to kit the building out with 22 more bunk beds and other furniture to provide overnight accommodation.

Mike Thompson, appeal chairman, said: “We are very grateful for the generous donation from Kidderminster Rotary. If anyone else is able to make a donation, whether you are an individual or a business, we would be very pleased to hear from you.”

Kidderminster Rotary Club has previously provided grants for the archery shelter and a disabled toilet at Rhydd Covert Scout campsite.

The site provides a range of facilities for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and other organisations.

For more information about the appeal please contact Mike Thompson on 01299 250643 or email