NatWest managers give Bedminster Down Scout activity centre a makeover

NatWest managers give Bedminster Down Scout activity centre a makeover

Paintbrushes and sandpaper, rather than calculators and pens, were the order of the day for NatWest's local Private Banking management team as they paid a visit to Bedminster Down based Blenheim Scouts.

25 May 2011

The Scout Group has been busy in recent years transforming Cheddar Grove Primary School's field into an exciting activity centre for use by the Scouts, the school and the wider community. With so much going on, twelve members of the NatWest Private Banking team decided to give them a helping hand by undertaking some maintenance to keep the facilities in tip top condition. They spent the day sanding, painting and varnishing resulting in the Archery range, storage containers and the site office looking as good as new - and a lot of happy Scouts!

Commenting on their experience, NatWest Private Banking Regional Support Manager, Gareth Ingersent, said: "It was hard work but we had a great time and a lot of laughs along the way. It's very important to us as a team that we are part of, and contribute fully to, the local community in which we all live and work. As a result being able to do something like this for a local Group in need of some help, in addition to all the work we do to assist local clients, was fantastic and we have all taken away a great feeling of achievement."

Karen Radnedge, the Group Administrator from Blenheim Scouts said: "With so many great facilities on site, the routine maintenance is becoming a full time job, so all help is greatly appreciated. We are currently busy planning the move of our Headquarters building to the site during the summer holidays to create even more opportunities for the community and our young people to find positive activities to fill their leisure time, in an area of Bristol that is socially deprived and often overlooked"

Anyone who would like to find out more about Blenheim Scout Group can do so via their website: or by emailing

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