A leading builders merchants in Tottenham has given a nearby campsite a much-needed makeover – donating materials towards a renovation project.
The Rammey Island Scout Campsite, in Waltham Abbey, has been significantly improved after the Tottenham branch of Selco Builders Warehouse, based on White Hart Lane, stepped in with £1,000 worth of materials.
The campsite hut has been left untouched for 60 years and was in desperate need of attention. It is extensively by Scout groups in the North London area, including Haringey Scouts.
Thanks to Selco’s help, the number of improvements have now taken place, including roof renovation, guttering, painting, insulation, electrics, flooring and work to the kitchen.
Artene Ghambary, leader of 4th Wood Green Scouts in Tottenham, said: “Everyone is over the moon with this incredibly generous donation.
“This campsite really needed to be brought up to standard as a lot of children use it as a way to experience new things.
“A disabled Scout group also use it, so it was vital that it was brought up to a level suitable for them.
“There were parts of the hut which hadn’t been touched for six decades. We’re entirely reliant on donations, so Selco’s help made a huge difference.”
Marc Jones, branch manager at Selco Tottenham, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to help the local Scout groups with these materials.
“I visited the campsite and it was clear that it required urgent work. I hope children continue to visit the site for many years to come.”
With hundreds of trade brands always in stock and open seven days and for a minimum of 80 hours per week, Selco’s 66 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.
As well as offering trade services and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click ‘N’ Deliver, a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app which allows tradespeople to plan, manage, and quote for all jobs – as well as complete purchases – through their smartphone.