A number of months ago the Delvin Scouts were approached by Noel O’Callaghan with regard to helping a worthy project that had experienced severe cutbacks as a result of the current economic climate. Noel is seen as one of Delvin’s Scout group’s strongest supporters and we were only too willing to help out.
The Open Door Project was set up to help individuals and their families take the first step in recovering from addiction illnesses. They provide assessment and intervention support for those accessing the service in preparation to enter in to detoxification treatment. They also provide advice and information to facilitate this change as well as family support.
It was easy to see that financial cutbacks could place the project in jeopardy and the organisers set about planning a fundraiser. The Delvin Scout Group leaders undertook to raise funds by holding a free marshmallow and chocolate day at Harbour Court Shopping Centre on Saturday last. This proved to be a very popular fundraiser with free treats for kids and adults alike leading to generous donations in return.
The Delvin Scout group would normally concentrate on raising much needed funds for our own organisation; however we pride ourselves on being a community group which is not limited to Delvin but also to the greater area. It is because of this we are always ready to step up to the mark when someone needs our help.
Submitted by the Third Westmeath Delvin Scouts