CHILDREN at a Stourport scout troop will be able to glow on the go after a cash boost.

The 16th Wyre Forest (St Michael’s) Scout Group holds several weekly meetings for squirrels, beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers.

It has been helped by a £300 Barratt Homes donation for a new batch of hi-vis vests.

The children are frequently out walking and participating in activities in the area, such as at Hartlebury Common or Burlish Top, so the hi-vis vests will be vital to ensure their safety.

Mark Gould, the group's chair, said: “As a group run purely by volunteers, we provide fun, adventure and skills for life for 100 young people aged from four to 18 years old.

"Our volunteers work tirelessly to provide the very best experiences, going above and beyond every week to run five different meetings as well as additional weekend activities and holiday camps.

“We urgently needed to replace our hi-vis equipment so we really appreciate the support provided through this donation as it means that our young people will remain safe while out walking in the area.”

The scouts frequently walk past the housebuilder’s Folliott’s Manor development on Severn Road and the donation is to help all the members remain visible during darker nights and mornings.

Adrian Evans, managing director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “The scouts offer such an incredible opportunity to children of all ages so we are delighted to play our part in helping to ensure they are safe when out on their adventures.

“Road safety is something that we take very seriously at Barratt Homes.

"We have a number of families moving into our Folliott’s Manor development so we will hopefully see a few members from our community also look to join the scout troop.”