Bradley Wood is a regional winner and bags £5000

The campsite can now fix one of the buildings following a nasty leak
The campsite can now fix one of the buildings following a nasty leak

Bradley Wood Scout Campsite in Brighouse has been named as a regional winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition, with the project scooping £5000 to spend on building materials.

The campsite sees thousands of young people visit each year to enjoy many outdoor adventures and activities.

But following a leak in one of the campsite’s buildings, floors and hallways have been badly damaged and are now in need of repair.

Gareth Pierce, Trustee and Management Board Member at Bradley Wood, said: “When our prize was announced, we were blown away.

“Having this value of materials available to us means that we can start work on fixing the building so young people can start to use it again.

“We can’t thank Jewson enough for this!”

The competition was launched in March 2016, and saw more than 1,800 community projects nominated.

With the help of employees and suppliers from across the UK, Jewson narrowed the number down to a shortlist of 59.

Bradley Wood Scout Campsite was invited to join other winners at an awards ceremony at The East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, where property expert and TV presenter, Sarah Beeny, presented the prizes.

Sarah Beeny, a VELUX ambassador, said: “It’s so important for members of a community to have places where they can come together and feel proud of.

“That’s why I’m honoured to support the Building Better Communities campaign from Jewson, which is focused on transforming small corners of people’s communities through local, sustainable building projects”

For more information on upcoming competitions visit the website, www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk.