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Scouts go high-vis

PUBLISHED: 10:42 06 February 2010 | UPDATED: 21:55 07 July 2010

A GROUP of scouts received 20 high visibility jackets after a request from Mildenhall Safer Neighbourhood Team.

A GROUP of scouts received 20 high visibility jackets after a request from Mildenhall Safer Neighbourhood Team.

The team was approached by its nearby scout group to help find funding for the jackets to secure the safety of the group.

After contacting a number of businesses, marshal Vehicle Engineering donated the jackets.

Assistant scout leader Karen Pettitt from Mildenhall Scout Group, said: “All sections of Mildenhall Scout Group will benefit from the donation of hi-vis jackets.

“They will be used for a variety of activities by the beavers and cubs and as the scouts often take part in night hikes during the dark winter evenings, we are grateful to Marshall Vehicle Engineering for helping us to achieve this safely.”

Managing director, of Marshall Vehicle Engineering, Peter Hardisty, added: “As a former scout and parent I readily recognise the importance of ensuring that the scouts can be seen by drivers when conducting activities during the darker winter evenings.

“We are delighted to help both the police and members of the local community in such a way.”


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