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Oprington scouts are squeeky clean

PUBLISHED: 12:29 03 November 2010 | UPDATED: 12:17 04 November 2010

(LefttoRight) Robert Jones, Jordan Gould and Paediatric Specialist Sister Sasha Morgan at Chelsfield Park Hospital.

(LefttoRight) Robert Jones, Jordan Gould and Paediatric Specialist Sister Sasha Morgan at Chelsfield Park Hospital.

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Scouts washed more than 30 cars to raise money to buy a marquee for their unit.

Members of 41st Bromley Explorer Scout Unit spent part of their half-term break washing cars at BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital in Orpington.

Jordan Gould, of Raglan Road, Bromley, and Robert Jones, of Murray Avenue, Bromley, both 17, charged £5 for every car and raised more than £150.

Luke Tucker, 41st Scout Group leader, said: “I am proud of Jordan and Robert for their commitment to scouting and particularly to our unit.

“They have helped to raise money in the past through sponsored bike rides and packing bags in supermarkets. This latest endeavour to support our unit is a fantastic achievement and much appreciated.”

The Explorer Scout Unit needs to raise about £1,000 for a marquee that will be used during camping trips. The money will help buy hike tents to help Explorer Scouts achieve Queen’s Scout and Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Ruth Weber, executive director of Chelsfield Park Hospital, said: “Jordan and Robert are an inspiration to other teenagers. They spent the whole day in what wasn’t the greatest weather cleaning cars for our patients, consultants, nurses and other members of staff, and they did a fantastic job.

“They deserve as much support as they can possibly get and we wish them well in their efforts to raise the rest of the money.”

If you can support 41st Explorer Scout Unit contact Luke Tucker on 07957 426719.

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